Sitting behind our computers or our smartphones tends to bring out the BOLD in each of us.
This is one of the things I love most about Social Media. I meet strangers everyday. I go out of my way to compliment people I have never met. I know what thousands of people are up to without them knowing I am quietly stalking their every move.
But every once in a while, I read a tweet or a comment and my tiny arm hairs stand on end.
It just reads wrong. It is usually a compliment of sort, some nice words of encouragement from a total stranger. But more accurately, the words are nice bordering on CREEPY.
The exact same thing could be said by someone else, anyone else, and I would think absolutely nothing of it. But something, I assume my intuition, alerts me that these words are different, that this sender might not have altruistic motives, that I might have something to fear.
Suddenly I feel uncomfortable at the way I am exposed.
Still, for me, the pros of Social Media outweigh the cons. I will continue to put myself out there. But maybe just a little more cautiously?
Does this ever happen to you? How do you deal with it?