How to Deal with Social Media Conflict
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We are all social beings, some of us mind you are a little more “social” than others, while some of us would prefer the life of the “wallflower”. Either way, if you are going to be involved in social media you will have to learn how to handle the issues that come along with it.
As with real life there are going to be those people out there who are more opinionated than others, even if they aren’t overly opinionated the truth is that everyone has an opinion on things and sooner or later you are going to run into the issue of your opinion being different from someone else’s. It is just a fact of life.
So, maybe you blog about your opinion on an issue, maybe you make a random remark on Twitter or post an opinionated Facebook status. No matter what it is you must decide how you will deal with the issue when someone else in your circle shares their opinion with you in return and maybe they don’t share yours. It is important to react in a way that will not “burn any bridges”. After all you’re involved in social media to ‘increase your influence”, “reach your target market”, and generally get to know your niche better. Therefore you definitely don’t want to do anything that would hinder those goals.
So, what is one to do when conflict arises in your social media circle. First, you need not take it personally, an opinion is after all “just” an opinion. Be willing to compromise, or at least to not make a big deal about it. Then, move forward, remember your goal in using social media and be willing to shake “virtual hands” and call it a day!
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