I got caught this morning. In this social media bubble that I live in, I became the guy most of us in the social media / digital world often criticize. The guy that gets upset when people complain about the changes on Facebook. The guy that just says “get off Facebook if you don’t like the changes.” Yup, that was me yesterday and today. The thing I need to realize and remember is that I am not in the majority of users of Facebook. Instead of being quick to criticize the criticism, why is it that I don’t go back to something Steven Covey covered a long time ago? “Seek first to understand and then be understood.”
After I understand them, then I need to remember to take what I know and have learned and share with them. They may not agree but at least I treated them respectfully and didn’t condemn them. It’s pretty simple. Yup, I’m a social media guru. Now someone throw something at me so I don’t do it again. Happy Friday.
P.S. Thanks Wendy.