I’ve said it before: “Opinion Shortage” is one headline you’ll never come across. This is because we all have them. In this post, I wrote about what to do with other people’s opinions when it comes to who we are and our endeavours. I haven’t written about sharing opinions on social media, as a standalone topic or post. After witnessing many bungles recently, I think it is (perhaps) always worth talking about sharing opinions on social media.
We tend to use the successful as templates. There’s nothing wrong with this. We have to start somewhere. After all, it would be nothing but stupidity ignoring what others have achieved. Gleaning from their experiences can save us pain, loss and many resources. Anyway, most of our learning is already learning from other people.
Social media is accepted as an normal extension of ourselves in everyday life. There are personas and then the truth. Sometimes a goulash of both. As in real life, you will do stupid things. Unfortunately maybe even something you regret.
Technology is so embedded into our lives; a part of us. It is a natural extension of ourselves in the way it helps us communicate and relate to each other.
It’s almost senseless how our happiness can be on the basis on how well our devices, the Internet and even social media platforms, work. Flat batteries on our devices could mean a ruined day. Separation anxiety and feelings of isolation have been reported to be some of the things people experience…
So, I got tweeted — an offer to buy followers!
Some people do this. It’s lame! The thing about buying “followers” — not even legit people or accounts — is that it’s not true influence.