Jun 11 Posted 7 years ago
Aeosop's The North Wind and the Sun demonstrates to us that transparency/social media is the Sun and all the wind out there is....just that!!!!!
Mar 9 Posted 8 years ago @MarkoTeras, exhibitionism is a good word for it...I've heard others call it narcissism. Either way, it doesn't work for a business. And given that most of us work for a company (well except musicians, artists, etc.) I have a feeling that most businesses won't embrace either.
@MicheleGoetz, that's a great point...it could also depend on regional culture too. Never thought about that, but it makes sense.
@Jodi, a lot of companies have been saying they are more translucent. So I wonder how that's going to change how we use the word transparency in social media.
Mar 6 Posted 8 years ago Great post, Beth. We often talk about transparency here at my job, but after reading the above, I do think we are probably talking more about translucency. Thanks for differentiating!
Mar 3 Posted 8 years ago I think a big turn-off for many with social media is the transparency issue and too-much-information. It inhibits people not only to join but to even participate. My opinion: Translucent is best but Transparency can be appropriate in certain situations. Overall I think Transparency is best in more intimate discussions vs public.
Maybe this is just the New Englander in me! (uh...Is that too transparent?)
Mar 3 Posted 8 years ago Thank you Berth for a very good post! Too often we have only posts like 'How to use Twitter to the max', and the more theoretic side is left alone.
I believe everyone should determine their transparency level by themselves, there's no one answer. But if someone says that you should try to be totally transparent, is absurd. That's impossible, can be even dangerous and hey, like you said: Who cares to know everything? You can still have a good relationship with a brand.
And about the personal openness: in our normal [real] social life, are we totally transparent with our family and friends? No. So why should we be that in the web then?
Not being totally transparent and lying aren't the same thing. People who want to show the world everything, have some issues they should deal with. That is called exhibitionism, nothing else.
So what's my opinion about this all? Choose the level that fits to the need. If something feels uncomfortable; don't do it.
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