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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Facebook Negativity in Business and Stuff… If you don’t have anything nice to say….

Everyone wants to be heard.  Everyone wants people to comment on their Facebook posts.  It is human nature to want to be heard and acknowledged.  That is a fine and dandy – however, on the WWW, being acknowledged only through negativity is not going to do squat for your bottom line.  (Yes, people post crap just to get comments.)  Mind you, you may get acknowledgement on your negative posts because you are like a car wreck and people can’t help themselves but to stop and stare at the bloodbath going on in front of their eyes.  But it doesn’t mean they are going to buy your once shiny new car now a heap of trash metal from you because they stopped and looked on even if they offered you their condolence for the mess in front of you.
If you are using Facebook for business, keep it business.  Keep the catty comments off your statuses.  It doesn't say much for the person you are and reflects badly on your business. If you have a beef with another, take it up with them personally and leave it off your Facebook.  Like your momma told you – “If you don’t have nothing nice to say, keep your mouth shut!”  That statement rings true in business networking as well.  Momma does know best!

Part two of this is out and out calling someone out on some bullshit.  Yep, there are shady businesses on Facebook – there are shady businesses everywhere along with shady people. And then there are people out there that are just straight up haters that go out of their way to make sure they post status updates making pokes at those they hate on.  Let me ask everyone this – do you think it makes them feel better to post innuendos toward those they hate on?  Does it make them feel superior or clever?  I think it shows immaturity and their insecurities in their own business venture.   I have never been able to comprehend what they feel they are getting out of it other than attention from other attention whores that really are not going to do a thing for their business growth.
Again – if you have a legit bitch, that is one thing – but still I feel there are more mature ways to handle it rather than silly child’s play on FB when you are supposed to be a business professional.   Be a Man or Woman about your stuff and take your complaint to the source of discomfort.  In addition, be careful what you post on Facebook, because you can be legally prosecuted for defamation or harassment.

Facebook is a great tool for business owners to network if done properly.  I personally have made quite a few awesome connections there.  Remember, positivity encourages positivity.  Uplift others just because it is the right thing to do!  Not because anyone is watching and not for what you can get out of it – but just because it feels good and it will bring good Karma to your door.  :-)

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