What would your mother say?

There’s a serious point to think about when studying this tongue-in-cheek infographic on what to consider when posting your status update – or any other message – to popular online social networking services.

You might think about which service to post what to – I do, especially when checking in somewhere (so Foursquare is my primary choice) or when commenting on something that would benefit from more than the 140 characters Twitter allows me (so Google+ or LinkedIn depending on what it’s about, who’s in my community there and how I would like any potential conversation to develop).

But do you think of whether to post? That you could do it, but should you? I like how this amusing graphic makes that choice a central part of its message.

Rule of thumb: before you click or tap, just ask yourself – what would your boss (or your mother) say if she saw your update?

A poorly-judged click or tap can have unwelcome consequences.

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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