Distortions in Social Media

As someone who blogs and posts on various social media sites a recent article in the New York Times caught my attention. Check the following article for compelling suggestions on the sale of random personal profiles and the construction of fake profiles across social media platforms – https://nyti.ms/2Fm5rCC.

Like many others I am frequently the recipient of connection requests and follows from dubious and obvious scammers the most frequent falling into the relationship scam category. The point here is that these requests are more than a mere annoyance.

As a legitimate business owner offering services and products spending time blocking these requests takes me away from my purpose. It also has me question the time and energy spent on utilizing various social media as tools to promote my business. The data in the article provides an indication that traditional marketing may be the most appropriate method for authentic business promotion.

What has your experience been?  I am genuinely interested.

Business Transition Specialist, Marie-Helene Sakowski at info@effectiveplacement.com