Thursday, May 21, 2009
Did you curse over Adam Lambert?
You could tell just by monitoring Twitter that the American Idol Finale was going to be down to the wire. Adam Lambert and Kris Allen both trending on Twitter during the day of and still even today.
I tweeted once during the show:
Now, I expected Adam Lambert to win. I love rock 'n roll and that guy has a ROCKIN' voice! Geez, he seemed like a superstar singing with legendary rockers KISS and Queen.
Sure I was disappointed he lost. I didn't tweet my feelings...but I did monitor Twitter and those tweeters who did. The first tweet I saw was from a woman who started her tweet by dropping the "f" bomb. My first thought: Do you really want to use that kind of language to represent yourself in the social media space?
Believe me, I'm no prude and I've used the word myself...but only around close friends and usually after a few drinks...while talking about politics. I really check what I say in the social media world, much like I do in the offline world. Partly because I like to walk the line between personal & professional, also because I have a brand online through Bigg Success, which I am always a representative of where ever I am.
Could you imagine having a potential client or employer google search or twitter search your name and see your potty-mouth twitters? Do you think that will get you the job? I don't.
It's easy to drink the social media kool-aid and join in on a passionate online discussion...but before you start typing curse words, you might want to just cool off.
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