Chivalry Dying in Social Media

I wonder how you affect peoples lives on a day to day bases on Twitter.

 “If you want to be respected, then respect.”

Since 60% of my traffic comes from social media, I am sure most of you can relate. Most people now days have a Twitter account but it depends on how what they do with it. 

I am sensing the quality of social media depleting as far as content and respect for each other. I can even remember a year ago, I didn’t see people be rude to each other, swearing at one another, and then unfollowing the person they didn’t agree with like a child. I remember when Twitter was more professional and less personal. Although I can attest that I tweet a lot of personal things! 

 “Chivalry is depleting through this intangible universe.”

 What happened to the respect of DM’ing someone if you had a problem with them. Instead of humiliating them infront of thousands of people? 

Has social media become so comfortable that we have forgotten what it’s like to be a gentlemen to a woman even online?  Such acts should not be lost to the internet. Yet for some reason people feel they have the right too, whether it be the follower count or their blog traffic. Chivalry should not be lost online, but I sense it depleting through seems of this intangible universe. 

If you wouldn’t say something to someone in person, then don’t say it to them online. If you wanted to be respected, then respect.  Instead of bashing someones design work and talking about how awful it is, why not encourage them instead and give them tips on how to improve. As much as success is dependent on your own work ethic and yourself, it is also weighing on the people around you and who you surround yourself with. There are precious people in my life that have helped me get to where I am today. Even when people would try to pull me down I surrounded myself with positive and encouraging people. Be yourself online, say what you feel is right, but please don’t forget that real hearts are on the other side of your words, perceiving everything you have to say and are be affected by it every single day. 

If you were to look back at your social media stream in 20 years, what would you think? 

Be confident, be encouraged, be respectful to be respected. 

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