Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do, and what is right to do.
Social media can be a brilliant place to be. A chance to keep in contact with loved ones and friends, even though you are not living near each other. However, the other side to that, is the dangerous side.
Not just the fact you can get people, who think they will be able to say what is going on in their minds, without a filter. They can be as rude and disrespectful as they like and nothing is being done by those who own Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
The other is hackers.
Someone I know has been a victim in the last few weeks, and because she owns a business. Not only does this affect her business, but Instagram are doing nothing to help her. We are a small cog in a big wheel. I had the same with Goodreads about a year ago. I emailed them, and nothing was done about my complaint, even though I wasn’t the only one targeted.
They need to do something to stop this sort of thing happening.
I tend to avoid websites that say how to blog – I know my blog isn’t perfect, and could be marketed better, but I prefer to learn as I go along. Also, money is an issue for me, my pay is quite low, so most of the time it involves paying money.
Sorry, I got of tangent. Ethics – I think it is right to be aware of your own opinions, and not let it affect your social media profile. We don’t have a right to be better than anyone else, so have to be careful what we post. If I don’t agree with a post, I won’t like it. I won’t try and change the opinion.
My feeling is, would I do that if I met someone in the street? If not, I won’t do it online. We all have our own opinions, but we don’t have the right to make others believe our opinion is the only way. Treat others, like you would want to be treated, my mum used to say, and I think she was right.