Social media has proven to be a powerful venue for a host of reasons. Not only does social media connect loved ones and allow individuals to network both creatively and professionally, it also serves to promote issue awareness, political causes and business branding. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, social media allows individuals to express themselves. From personal grievances and taste preferences to religious, social justice and political identifications, social media allows for a wide range of personal expression.
However, it is important to understand that simply because social media allows individuals to express themselves that it is not always a good idea to express oneself on a social media platform. It remains advisable to keep some issues private and to express opinions on certain matters in forums other than social media. If you are an injured or ill worker and are either seeking or have received a workers’ compensation claim, it may be best to keep your situation and your opinions about your claim off of social media.