Using a Hammer Could Get You Fired

Feb 5, 2010

It could, if you used it to hit your boss, or a co-worker. Or if you used it to smash your office desk to bits.

My point is, the hammer is just a tool. It’s how you use it that could get you fired (or not). It’s the same for these social networking tools, such as Facebook and Twitter. There’s lots of press lately about how using these tools could ruin your reputation, or get you fired. The latest example being this article on MediaPost.

And yes, what they write is completely valid. Companies are still not fully adjusted to this new world of social media, and if you overstep the bounds that they set, you could get fired. So yes, you probably do have to be careful, to a certain extent.

At the end of the day, though, it’s not about the tool. Twitter, Facebook – these are just tools. How you use it could get you fired, true. But that’s the same of any tool.

Why I’ve Joined Facebook

Jun 27, 2008

Yes, I know I said I’d never do it, but well, I’ve just joined Facebook.

Personally, I still don’t really like the privacy issues and all. But I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the whole thing, and I realized something. This whole social media thing that I’m doing – my blog, twitter, etc – it’s not just about me getting my voice heard. It’s about being part of a community, and connecting with all of you. It’s just as much about you – how you can connect to me and how I can help you – as it is about me.

And since everyone seems to be on Facebook, I figured that it’s time for me to join. I’ve had numerous people ask me to join Facebook, from people who attended the Social Media Breakfasts in Singapore, to the likes of Connie Bensen, and more. And I realize I’ve been missing out on a lot of opportunities to connect with all of you out there.

That’s why I’ve finally joined Facebook. Because this scene isn’t just about me – it’s about the community. And I want to be as accessible as possible, I want it to be as easy as possible for you to connect with me.

So, feel free to connect with me on Facebook. You’re the reason I joined.