The gap between our online and offline world is slowly dissolving. We are at a stage of technological development where our online interactions have a great impact on our real life. In this scenario it is important to pick up some important life lessons from social media and ensure that we avoid mistakes that will come back to haunt us in the offline world.
Sharing content is a regular aspect of our social media activities. However, always think twice before you share something in a rage or on an impulse. Content on the web often works as a testimonial of your personality and inappropriate content often turns out to be a threat in case of job applications etc.
Social media opens up a whole new world and helps you beyond the confines of your city or country. It has made the world a global village with sites like Facebook having enough users to make it the 2nd largest country in the world! Interactions are no more time bound and open up various opportunities to you with respect to career, education etc.
Interacting with people on social media is also a great opportunity to be a knowledge provider and establishing yourself as an expert on a particular topic. People are always on the lookout for valuable information and you create a mark for yourself by providing that value.
Once you create an influence on the community, you can put it to good use by helping others who are looking out for aid.
Having an opinion is important to set apart from the crowd and create a mark. However, it is important to remember that information on social media can go viral with the matter of seconds. Always remember to be cautious about expressing opinion that may be controversial or capable of inciting violence. In the social media world opinions can often get amplified and reach unexpected proportions. Learn to adopt the good aspects of publicity and ignore the rest.