Thursday, March 8, 2012

7 Ways to Destroy Your Reputation on Twitter

After reading the "7 Ways to Totally Destroy Your Reputation on Twitter," I agreed with every way that could destroy your reputation via Twitter.  One that I did not see on the list was, "using common sense and respect towards people you tweet at."

This respect issue is evident in the sports world with athletes everywhere.  I have written blog posts about this in the past but people need to use respect with their tweets towards others.

Examples of this are evident with hate-filled tweets high school football recruits received from fans of schools that are still bitter from those recruits not choosing to attend the fan's school.  Fan's who have nothing better to do than harassing an 18 year-old kid are ultimately ruining their reputation via Twitter.

Using common sense on Twitter should be a given but, for some people, isn't as obvious.  Being smart about what you tweet and who you tweet to can be the difference in receiving a job, as potential employers are most likely researching your social media sites/accounts.

The "7 Ways to Totally Destroy Your Reputation on Twitter" offers great insight towards being smarter about your tweets but, in the end, it all comes down to one thing.  Use common sense.  Picture yourself as a hiring manager at a company you would like to work at and look at your tweets.  If you have to delete some of your tweets to avoid potential conflict, then you need to start being smarter about your tweets.

Use common sense and respect on Twitter because it's the right and smart thing to do.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Condom Codes Let Users "Check In" with Smartphones

A Planned Parenthood safe sex promotion is allowing smartphones to scan condoms to show where the rendezvous took place on an Internet map.  This promotion is to encourage safe sex by showing that if people in your neighborhood are having safe sex maybe you should start to consider.

The target audience for this project is college students and millenials, who are already comfortable with social media and to promote healthy sexuality by announcing that they're "proud to wear protection."

I'm not sure how effective this promotion is going to be.  I don't see many college students using this system because most kids won't take the time to scan the condoms.  

I can see where it might be cool to see where you used the condom via an Internet map, but it is also very public.  I know I don't want my sex life to be public, so I highly doubt that I would ever use this promotion.  

Planned Parenthood might think about taking a different route towards promoting safe sex.  The publicity involved with these promotion efforts are too much.  Making my sexual intercourse public is something I have no interest in participating in.  

This promotion could be effective based on the person.  In my eyes, Planned Parenthood would be smart to invest their time in another promotion.