Use your brain before you share #useyourbrain

September 1, 2014

I have become increasingly more concerned with people using Social Media who share fact-less, drama induced updates.

Over the last few weeks we have had the “Facebook Messenger is taking over my phone saga” and the last 12 hours we have the “London Underground is going to be attacked”.  Before this, I have seen many fake “news stories” taking over Facebook and Twitter.

I would ask that we all Use our brains before we share.  Each time we share drama and fact-less updates, we help create further panic and further spreading of wrong facts.  Eventually these become real facts to people who see these fake stories so often.

There are many clever people out there, who do not need to share these facts – they would never have shared these facts before, but the ease of Social Media has made them think it’s is now OK.

We all have a responsibility to ensure that what we post and share is correct – we are helping create world issues if we do not.  I also believe that a persons credibility will fall if they continue to post drama and fact-less updates.

I am sure many of you disagree with me and that is fine – lets have a discussion about it, but please make sure that you engage your brain first!

#UseYourBrain before you share anything on social media