On my Google+ stream and this blog I am irreverent, fairly un-censored and a probably a little bit odd. Just like the real thing. But when I enter the blue on white world of my Facebook business page I find myself morphing into Mr Dryballs. It's all family-friendly, professional, non-confrontational and sterile. I actually wear a suit and tie while posting to Facebook (but still no pants).
I think my self-sensorship is driven by the fact that on Facebook I deal with existing customers from our website, to whom the real me may well be too much. On G+ I am surrounded primarily by like minded whack-jobs who can take it or leave it if they want. Here on this blog I am surrounded by exactly no-one so I could pretty much extoll the virtues of the Nazi party manifesto and do zero damage to my credibility.
What I do find interesting is how seemingly similar social media sites ooze quite different vibes to me (God only knows what I am supposed to do on Twitter). I guess it is the people that comprise the audience, but I think it goes beyond that, I think the architecture of different social media sites infer a different tone. Maybe not. Maybe I am just a pussy on Facebook*
What do you think? Comments welcome....
Cheers - Todd