At this point in time, many individuals have some kind of social media presence. It can be Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, WordPress and so on. Some people just use one form of social media and others, have multiple platforms from which to communicate to the world.
Often when you have multiple social media platforms you may utilize a different voice on each of them. Some individuals may utilize a uniform voice across all of them. I tend to land in between. I have slightly different voices depending on the medium. Occasionally, I have the same thoughts but express them differently depending on whether it’s Twitter or Facebook.
Apparently, however, there are certain sets of people that tend to use social media as either a way to brag or to complain continuously.
I had resisted getting onto Facebook for the longest time. After I gave birth, I was convinced to get into Facebook so that people could catch photos of my son. It made some sense. As such, Facebook really became a way for me to “brag” or to gush about my baby. I admit that I sing his praises everywhere. I tend to not complain much on Facebook. Not even about all the political nuttiness in our country. I avoid politics at all costs on my posts. However, I will not refrain from complaining about customer service. Just like Ann Coulter, I have tweeted at Delta. I must admit, they immediately contacted me and handled the situation. I firmly believe that one’s complaints need to be strategic and on small doses. I don’t go and engage in a tweet storm.
While I don’t complain as much, I can see why some people would. You can use Twitter to scream as loud as you can in a great cathartic stream. It’s akin to just venting at a speaker’s corner. It can be freeing.
Question is what is your best use of social media ?