Many people use social media such as Facebook or MySpace to keep in touch with friends and associates. It used to be that people would speak to their immediate audience and be the person the audience would like them to be.
Now in the social media realm they are talking to many people all at once and there is no possible way to tailor their comments to appeal to everyone who is within their realm. Because of this you start to see what people really think about going on around them. You see their true colors.
For example let’s say someone you know at work expresses how they dislike hunting because they know you also dislike hunting. Then you see them post pictures of themselves hunting because they forgot they told you they didn’t like it. You will never be able to look at that person the same.
I just think its funny how some people try to get through life trying to be all things to all people but now they can’t get along that way anymore. I think this is a good thing as long as people become aware of this and know they may lose friends by it or gain some.
I think that this will be a good thing for society in that people will need be more genuine and be more open about how they truly feel. It also may cause some to not participate out of fear that their views or interests will turn off friends or others in their sphere.
All in all I think it is a good thing because it will leave fewer questions in a persons mind as to what a person thinks or believes. So now people need to learn to post something and as I have heard so much lately they should own what they post and be ready to take the cheers from supporters and defend against detractors. So many times I have seen posts which were done in haste disappear when challenged.
It used to be said that the eyes are the window to a person’s soul now I think their social media posts are much more of an accurate view. I know that differing opinions can coexist within these social tools but as I said people will need to adjust.