Use this post to help demonstrate your professional perspective and share some tips for dealing with the the polarizing, contentious atmosphere of online conversation and interaction.
Tips for Flying Above the Online Fray
- Professionalism online matters more than ever
- How to Protect Your Reputation Online
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Why do so many online conversations turn toxic? What’s the best way to stay engaged with the good while steeling ourselves against the trolls? Here are some tips I use to protect myself and my reputation online. Maybe they’ll help you gain a little perspective, too.
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“In our age of nearly instantaneous communication, we find ourselves paradoxically with exponentially more opportunities to make fools of ourselves. With every Tweet, Facebook update, Instagram comment, bulk email, accidental “reply to: all,” blog post (and blog comment), we have countless opportunities to stick our feet squarely in our mouths.
What’s even more daunting is how the lack of face-to-face communication makes it easier to be outright negative. How many times have you come across blog and Facebook comments that no one in their right mind would say to someone in person?
Character and integrity matter as much as they always have, especially in the professional world of real estate. I try to keep this in mind as I interact online, and perhaps some tips I use as guidelines for civil, friendly discourse online can help you, too…”
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