Internet communication has been gradually replacing traditional phone-based and face-to-face
communication for several years. While the internet and social media have made global
communication easier, it has raised ethical questions for many users.
Social Media Ethics
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Reflect on social media postings you make, personally and professionally.
Identify a way in which ethics impacts how an individual develops a credible persona
After watching the PBS video on Social Media Ethics, I am a bit put off by the content and
question my involvement; however, not to the degree that I would cancel my social media
accounts, just use more caution and self-awareness.
When I initially signed up on social media it was to connect with friends and family. I intended
to share my personal journey of accomplishments, travel experiences and professional goals. I
only allowed people with whom I have known on a personal level to join my page to avoid the
"internet trolls" with phony identity pages. Then extended my involvement by adding a business
page when I was an Independent Fitness Instructor with my own business and a Dance Instructor
for a well-respected franchise known worldwide.
Regarding how ethics impacts a credible persona online. My posts on a personal level are usually
positive and focused on realistic life observations and do not include negative posts about
politics and religion as these are controversial topics that only lend to negativity in some cases.
Although I see posts with personal opinions about current events, I develop my own opinion
about individual and how they deliver their perception of the post then decide whether they
should remain a "friend". It is not about judging someone and how they feel about life, it is more
about their emotional and cultural intelligence and how they may impact others online and I
prefer not to be associated with people who are not empathetic to others views and feelings albeit
good, bad, or indifferent. That being said, your credibility is definitely established by not only