In many ways the Internet has revolutionized the way that we do business and interact with one another. Thanks to web-based meeting software we can say so long to the days of business travel, as most organizations have found the time- and cost-saving benefits of hosting web-based meetings that allow associates to present documents to one another online and facilitate discussions in real time and across the world.
Gone are the days of perusing the classified ads section of the newspaper to find a job and “pounding the pavement,” as electronic job boards are now the preferred method by most hiring managers and employers.
And perhaps what’s even more significant is the way education has changed in the digital age. Nowadays, many universities offer courses and degrees online, making it unnecessary to ever set foot on a regular campus.
Then there is the world of social networking, which has vastly changed the way humans interact and exchange information with one another. What starts as an online profile can lead to endless possiblities, including more friendships, romantic relationships and even professional opportunities.
It’s clear that the accessibility of information has made living in the digital age convenient; however, just as there are benefits to having so much information online, there are also a few setbacks. While living online has certainly made the world a smaller place as we now have the ability to interact with people all over the world, and while it may be fun and the preferred way to communicate with friends and family, there are certain things that you may want to consider twice before posting online. Inappropriate content such as photos, video footage and profane language are examples of things to consider before posting to a social networking site, all of which can cost you relationships and job opportunities, as hiring managers often exercise social media monitoring prior to approaching a candidate for a job.