Web 2.0 Marketing Tip #31: Keep It Private But Keep It Real
By Ralf Skirr.
Social networking and bookmarking sites are all the rave today, especially with the popularity Twitter, Facebook, Digg, and StumbleUpon are savoring today. With thousands and millions of people using these platforms, it’s undeniable that they are media you must use to achieve success with Web 2.0 marketing.
However, there is a pressing question that relates to this site. What is it? Will my privacy a an individual person be secured?
Question of Privacy
Many who are new to Web 2.0 marketing are anxious in using sites like Facebook, worrying that these media will expose too much information about their personal lives. It is understandable. After all, although we put up internet businesses and uses strategies to establish our online presence and build our credibility, we are still individuals who have reputations to protect and privacies to secure. However, while this concern certainly is valid, it is often much less important than people think it will be.
Personally, I suggest that you avoid making your privacy a top priority. Why? Because if you are a decent and hardworking marketer, associating your name and photo of yourself with your products should make you proud and not embarrassed.
Of course, giving more personal information like your address or home phone number will be another case that you should carefully consider whether it will be good for you and your business or not. Nevertheless, for minor pieces of personal information, there are good reasons to believe that giving it out will do nothing other than help you.