Since I’ve been blogging and reading lots of blogs from both my friends and people who are now professional bloggers, it’s got me thinking how social media has changed our culture and how we’ve changed how we respond.
I don’t have tons of original insight on this particular topic, but I do want to share an article from a blogger that I really admire, Rosetta Thurman.
She discusses social media in the work force, particularly about its use in nonprofit organizations. Her take? Social media is a powerful, useful tool that ought to be welded responsibly.
Another point she drives home? You cannot separate your personal life and your professional life on social media. Most importantly, you shouldn’t want to. Read the article, it’s great.
Mostly, I just want to put this out there as a discussion point. I know people who have gotten into hairy situations for their online activity. How do you handle your social media activity? Are you facebook friends with your boss? Do you feel comfortable expressing the same opinions at your workplace that you do online? Do you believe in, as Thurman coins it, online integrity?