With Every Action We Take

Controversy

By now, most of us realize that most everything we say or do online is anything but private. As business owners this can be critical to the success of our businesses.

With every action we take and every comment we make, we have to consider how it would look, not just to our friends and family, but to our potential customers and clients.

Does this mean we should never voice our opinion on anything? Of course not. We’re not robots.

I am who I am, both on and offline, but sometimes I think we get a bit more courageous online, especially when it comes to controversial debates.

Our opinions could be dead right, but that doesn’t mean much if we lose respect for others in these discussions. When patience goes out the window and we lash out at others, the debate may be forgotten, but not how we acted.

How we act under pressure, speaks to who we are – to our character as a person.

What should we do then?

We don’t have to attend every argument we’re invited to.”

If we know a particular topic has a habit of hitting our hot buttons, maybe we should stay out of the discussion all together.

Just my 2 cents as always….

J. Cricket Walker of CricketWalker.com

  1. DerekDerek04-01-2012

    I tend to keep my views in these types of debates offline with family and friends. We are able to debate, argue and in the end still friends without having our dirty laundry posted online.

    Keep in mind that your boss at your 9 to 5 job maybe checking up on you online. Most adults and kids don’t have the right privacy settings enabled on Facebook so it’s easy to see what you post on there.

    I’m the shy one and stays out of debates on message boards. I have my own views and know people disagree with me. I’m always open to debates offline where i can make eye contact.

  2. I try to avoid as many online debates and arguments as possible. They are almost never worth the trouble.

  3. MicroSourcingMicroSourcing04-11-2012

    One thing that people need to remember when sharing their views online is that there’s always the edit button, or that it’s possible to edit your ideas before you post them. That’s the beauty of mediated communication – we can keep ourselves in check before we do something that’s potentially damaging.

  4. Machinery TraderMachinery Trader04-13-2012

    Whenever We share anything there is many button to share with many social networking sites.
    we can also hide or delete sharing post on social networking sites and on blogs there is options to edit stories , Spell Mistakes , grammatical Errors etc. So this all facilities are there in blogs.

    Thank you.

  5. Keep in mind that your boss at your 9 to 5 job maybe checking up on you online. Most adults and kids don’t have the right privacy settings enabled on Facebook so it’s easy to see what you post on there.

  6. Keep in mind that your boss at your 9 to 5 job maybe checking up on you online. Most adults and kids don’t have the right privacy settings enabled on Facebook so it’s easy to see what you post on there.

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