Thursday, August 27, 2009

Don't lie online.

Posted by Laurinda Shaver

How genuine are you online? Have you ever changed facts slightly to meet your needs or embellished slightly? Its easy really. I mean, who would ever notice?

If I was placing bets, I would say someone would. Your personal brand online is an extension of you. And if you are attempting to build credibility and create and strengthen relationships, then I say honesty is the name of the game.

Microsoft learned that lesson this week. They "altered a photo on its website to change the race of one of the people shown in the picture." How does that make you feel towards microsoft?

And more importantly, if you lie, how would others feel about you?

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J said...

I think this should become "Don't Lie Online or Lie Ever".

People get found out. Lies are revealed and people don't trust you anymore. It's too much work to lie - you have to keep track of what you said to whom. The internet provides a level of transparency (could be good or bad depending) and it's just not worth lying. The world is a very small place and you never know when your lies can get you into a pickle.

Monty said...

I appreciate the labor you have put in developing this blog. Nice and informative.

Laurinda Shaver said...

@Monty. Thank you for your kind words.

@J Every lie gets you into a pickle. I appreciate your thoughts. The world is small indeed.