Social Network Friends – Their Effects On Your Online Reputation
Are you familiar with the saying – “Let me know who your friends are and I will tell you who you are?” This saying holds water when it comes to your online reputation. If you are associated with people that have a bad reputation, even if your business is doing well and you are not scamming anybody, you can still be guilty by association.
People can be judgmental but this is how the virtual world runs especially when there have been lots of victims of scammers who do nothing but rip people off from their hard earned money. Therefore, we can not blame others if they will associate your business as being a “bad” one if you are friends with a person who is a scammer or have a bad reputation online.
Now, the question you would probably asked, how can I be associated with a person who has a bad reputation online? Simple, it is through becoming friends with such person on social network sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and many more. Are you one of the many people out there who simply accept people who want to become your friends without even bothering to look at their names online and check their reputation? If you are, then you are in big trouble. You might bump into one person that might have scammed lots of people and when you are associated with them, you will be classed as one of them or an accomplice for all their bad acts.
A good argument one might have would be – friends online and offline are different I should not be judged by my friends I got with different social network sites. Yes, they are different since some you might have met online while some are personally. However, when it comes to tarnishing your reputation, an online and offline friend has the same effect.
If you are running a business and would want to keep your online reputation all clean, it is highly advisable to do a thorough investigation or search about a person’s information and online reputation especially if he or she would want to be your friend on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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