The Need To Tell Your Story Before Others In Today's Busybody World

    In today’s busybody domain, one needs to tell his or her story well before someone else does. For instance, anyone could directly or indirectly write about someone else in their own social media sites. Moreover, one can also make comments on other people accounts, while the account holder cannot wishfully delete the comment deemed inaccurate in his or her own social media account. By deleting it one is presumed for being non-transparent or going against the freedom of expression. Nonetheless, one could only respond to such comment. Sooner or later, the netizens may get a better sense of both sides of the story. However, if the response is weak or not there to be found, then there is no one else to take the blame except for the former. 

    Eventually, it goes back to basic in communications. Basically, there are challenges in the form of barrier to effective communications. This may not be easy as ‘noise’ appears in a variety of ways – psychological, physiological, physical and semantic. Moreover, a ‘sender’ of a message will likely waste time and energy if he or she fails to understand that now the ‘receivers’ have their own channel of preferences and the liberty to block or reject any incoming message. 

    In business, a good product or service is no longer a ticket to success since negative or even a half-truth story about it can create misconceptions. Furthermore, the matter could get complicated when it is scrutinized in the online consumer review sites. Many small and medium size companies may not be aware that misunderstandings could affect business reputation and also survival.

    Ultimately, no one knows everything and practically, there will be no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to this issue. Media and user communications landscape have changed drastically and one needs to seek for experts to assist in meeting new challenges or even opportunity that may come together to succeed. 

Hence, do you have a choice not to wisely tell your own story in this busybody world? 

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