Many of us know Keeping up with the kardashian, WAGS:MIAMI, Total Bellas, etc, all these are reality shows. But what really is a reality show ?. Wikipedia explains; a genre of television programming that documents supposedly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of individuals who are typically not professional actors, although in some shows celebrities may participate. Simply put, Reality Shows display the lives of certain persons and also demonstrate how they would/have react in certain situations. Many have criticize this new television program. Much of the criticism has centered on the use of the word “reality”, and such shows’ attempt to present themselves as a straightforward recounting of events that have occurred. Critics have argued that reality television shows do not accurately reflect reality, in ways both implicit (participants being placed in artificial situations), and deceptive or even fraudulent, such as misleading editing, participants being coached in what to say or how to behave, storylines generated ahead of time, and scenes being staged or re-staged for the cameras. Other criticisms of reality television shows include that they are intended to humiliate or exploit participants (particularly on competition shows); that they make stars out of either untalented people unworthy of fame, infamous personalities, or both; and that they glamorize vulgarity and materialism. However, what is your own reality show ? . It is your social media handle.
The social media have kept us connected, made information to be accessed easily, Created a learning forum, mounted a business platform, etc. More to this, social media have given us a space to vent our feelings and opinions. As it is with every reality show, the featured actors will tell the world who they are when faced with testing situations. So it is with the social media, your comments and posts on delicate situations, speaks more of you. So, the gist is that we should be careful of what will post on our social media handle(s).
Today, some organisations when offering employment and scholarship to individuals, ask for the link to any of their social media handle, preferably, Facebook. They are aware that who you are and what your passionate for, will be translated in your posts, comments, likes and replies. Applicants will be screened and selected;many who know the job have lost out, all because of your posts, comments, likes and replies. One of the criticism of reality show is that they make untalented people stars. This is also analogous to the recruiting process stated above. No doubt, qualified applicant might be disqualified but the reality on ground is that, your social media handle leaves a little to be desired. Another is that, organisations are run not by skilled personnel alone, but by skillful personalities . Imagine, you are to recruit some persons into your organisation as Accountants and one of the most skillful applicant who seems to be the right man for the job, post, reply and comment in support of corruption and bribery-Will you feel comfortable and employ such a person ?.
The point is that we all should be very careful of what we post, comments, reply and even like. However, there are times when we like, comment, post and reply to gross decadent. When that happens, please let the world know it was a mistake and clear your name. Your social media is your reality show, act well .