In this time and age of social media, we are overwhelmed with information. We browse through our timelines and see lots of different posts. From news to memes, to status updates and photos of our friends. Indeed, it is crowded out there.
There are times that we feel that social media is becoming to be very toxic. Each post of each network of friends that you have seems to have the same undertones, blurred meanings, and what-not. Worse, we have friends who shares just about anything on our timelines including fake news.
Let us then be one less problem in the online world. It doesn’t mean that we have ‘free speech’ that we should always practice it online. The mere excuse of ‘this is my account so I can say anything I want here’ is just petty and pathetic.
Right now, what we need in the online world – especially in social media – is some responsibility, accountability, and critical thinking. Gone are the days that we can make endless excuses about what we post online. But this doesn’t mean that we are setting up ‘laws’ or ‘rules’ to restrict you.
Here are some guidelines on what not to post in your social media accounts to keep yourself (and others) safe, well-informed, and sensitive to the goings-on in the and out of the online world.