So, I recently took to Twitter to follow some of my favorite DC related ppl out there. Most but not all of the DC Daily cast post some really great content on social media. I recently ran into some posts from one of them that were really mean, aggressive and vulgar.
I understand that being off the clock leaves you with your liberties to act as you please. But people like Jim Lee are 100% respectful all the time and that’s admirable. Almost heroic to say the least, he leads by example.
With that said, there is a hashtag that’s trying to gain traction which is #savedcdaily which was started by the cast. Well, that’s great and everything but try to be nice on social media too that way you can attract non DC Universe customers to participate in the movement as well.
Even if you’re off the clock so to speak, you are still representing DC Comics when you are trying to promote the show on social media. It’s important to retain a certain composure when you are in the public eye especially when you are weaving in your personal and professional life together. Which is what I do.
I work in the CGI industry and with all of my customers purchasing my content online I make it a point to not curse or act mean on social media. It’s just a great harmony to have. That’s with my own business, so you best believe I would do the same ten fold if I was also weaving in my employer’s business as well.
Lastly, I understand that the opinions expressed outside of “work” are not in direct connection with the opinions of the business entity you work for/or are contracted to. Well, with that in mind then you shouldn’t merge those two together outside of work because it doesn’t mesh well together. Especially when your employer of sorts has a massive online presence.
Kids read comics, kids have social media. Kids will follow you on social media and look up to you as “that person who works for/with DC Comics”. Play the part. A really great example on making the two coexist together nicely is Clarke Wolfe’s Twitter account. She weaves the two together online very well, a great example overall.
The result of this all is that I unfollowed most of the DC Daily cast as some of the ugly content coming from their accounts was becoming overall too predominent in my feed.
Thanks for reading, sorry for any typos and take care.