To many of us, social media is actually a place for everyone to have fun in meeting new people as well as to connect with all our old friends that we rarely meet. With the use of social media, we get to keep in touch and see the things that are happening to our friends. Being online, we can use another identity to chat with friends that we met online. Social media can be used as a outlet to vent our anger or express our happiness. However, our reputation online can be at risk as well.
Reputation – a major thing for most of us as we want to look good online and not get criticized. For celebrity bloggers, they will be conscious of what they put online as they want to create a brand for themselves. By creating a brand, it leads to increased followers which will lead to more people viewing their blogs. Using social media as a platform to promote themselves, they are able to reach out to more people who might be similar to them.
However, we need to be conscious of what we put online in terms of posts because if there is a offensive post, they might get hate and complaints on their blogs. With offensive posts, bloggers lose viewers and sponsorships thus bringing down their popularity. But there are often cases whereby bloggers get blamed for their looks.
Taken from Leon Wang Via Youtube
In this video above talks about Amos Yee who talks offensive stuff to Christians and late MM Lee Kuan Yew. What he did was to talk was to compare late MM Lee to Jesus. Because what he did was to hurt the religion and tarnish late MM Lee’s name, people start to gather at his YouTube website and Facebook profile and start scolding him. Thus, he will get hates from a lot of people.
An example would be Justine Sacco who tweeted about going to Africa and hoping not to get AIDS. She did not think about her viewers or anyone viewing her profile. Due to that tweet, she get flamed online for what she wrote as people think it is offensive.
Using Dr Leslie Tay as an example as he is most loved. Reputation needs to be built slowly since it couldn’t happen in a day. Through his food blogging post, he can be seen to do advertorials for hawkers and restaurants. If the hawker food is good, he will feature it for free. But if it is from a five start hotel, he might decline. What blogging did nowadays is to promote it and let people trust their words. With the trusted words, it can tell people that they are real for what they say.
In the end, I would say that what you put on the social media and internet will determine your internet behavior. If it is used for scolding and abuse, it will be bad. But if it is used for research, it can be good for everyone. If we put information or things that are not beneficial but offensive, it will definitely receive a lot of hate comments. But if we put stuff that benefit people such as skincare reviews or educational notes, it will definitely benefit people in the long run as they will continue to support your website for the latest updates.
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