Should work and social media ever mix?
As @DKNYPRgirl, this Donna Karan comms exec was one of the first to mix business and social media... and found they go together like Cara Delevingne and bacon. But when it goes bad? The author of new career-advice tome Leave Your Mark brings her social-media savvy to a few scenarios that take more than 140 characters to unravel.
Q My boss’ son, whom I’ve never met, has gone on an Insta “liking” spree of my photos from a recent trip to the Dominican Republic... or at least the ones where I’m in a
bikini. Should I bring it up with my boss? “Do you like your job? If the answer is yes, make like Elsa and LET IT GO. Last time I checked, likes don’t hurt anyone. That said, if his admiration for you escalates to a place where you are really uncomfortable, you could always block him or make your account private. Just remember: Your boss will never pick you over his son.
Only fight the battles you can win.”
Q A gentleman I like just followed me on Twitter, and I followed him back. Now what? Did I mention he works in the next cubicle? “You didn’t mention it, but I’m a good guesser. A) Remember that anything you say is PUBLIC. B) Even if you send DMs to each other, one of you will mess up and go public by accident. C) Following each other will give you insight into each other’s lives. You’ll feel closer without even having to have a conversation online... then have one IRL.” n