SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What might seem like harmless fun and simply a matter of sharing a picture via one of the countless social media platforms there are today can actually have a serious impact on an individual's or company's online reputation. Reputation Maxx, a specialist in managing the online reputations of both businesses and individuals, can mention countless examples of the repercussions of a posted photo by a colleague, politician, celebrity, or even a company. Whether or not the person is aware of how people might respond, a single photo can go viral, shock, confuse, outrage, or elicit any number of emotions.
As the classic saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. A single image can spark a massive conversation about what it represents and how it makes people feel. As a result, words that are spoken and written are not the only factors that shape an individual or person's reputation. The advancement of technology and social media must always be taken into consideration when posting information and content that is fully accessible to the viewing public. It is a powerful tool that can make or break somebody in a flash. Even if the picture is taken offline, screenshots can still be taken and reposted on the Internet. Thus, nothing is ever deleted, which is something that everyone should keep in mind.
Before posting a photo or any other content for that matter, the reputation management specialists at Reputation Maxx advise people to think before putting something out for the whole world to see. Something that seems funny to one person could be extremely offensive to another. While the United States enjoys the right of freedom of speech, that freedom can actually work against an individual. Comments about minorities, insensitive attitudes regarding particular topics, or a simple joke gone wrong are only a few examples of how a post, including a photo, can backfire for the person who submitted it.
The SEO specialists at Reputation Maxx believe that by taking possible consequences into consideration, people can more easily protect their online reputations. Always think twice about anything before posting it to social media. The best method is to always consider what impact a posting can have on others. If those considerations involve many negative results, it is probably ideal to avoid posting the text or photo altogether.
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