Think Before Posting Social Media Updates on your Wall Read Story of Socrates Test of Three By Yogesh M. A. Digital Leadership Coach from Mumbai, India www.e-Marketing.co.in
You can earn Visibility + Credibility andProfitability (=VCP) if you start effectivelyLeveraging your social updates.I would like to share a small story I found onsocial media.This forwarded story will be helpful for you toget an idea about what kind of Social mediaUpdates you need to publish on your socialmedia wall.
In ancient Greece (469 - 399BC), Socrateswas widely lauded for his Wisdom.
One day the great philosopher cameupon an acquaintance who ran up to himexcitedly and said,"Socrates, do you know what I just heardabout one of your students?""Wait a moment,“ Socrates replied.
"Before you tell me, Id like you topass a little test.Its called the Test of Three.""Three?“"Thats right, Socrates continued.
"Before you talk to me about mystudent lets take a moment to testwhat youre going to say.The first test is Truth.Have you made absolutely sure thatwhat you are about to tell me istrue?"
No," the man said,"actually I just heard about it.“"All right," said Socrates."So you dont really know if its Trueor not."
"Now lets try the second test,the test of Goodness.Is what you are about to tell meabout my student something good?""No, on the contrary..."
"So," Socrates continued,"you want to tell me something badabout him even though youre notcertain its true?"The man shrugged, a littleembarrassed.
Socrates continued."You may still pass though, because thereis a third test –the filter of Usefulness.Is what you want to tell me about mystudent going to be Useful to me?"
"No, not really...""Well," concluded Socrates,"if what you want to tell me is neitherTrue nor Good nor even Useful, whytell it to me at all?"