One of the best ways to protect your own online reputation from “haters” is to steer clear of negativity yourself.
In “The Connection Between Online Anonymity and Civility” on reputation.com, Shelly Wutke warns that online haters can damage your internet reputation and gives tips to steer clear of online hating. She says the best way to protect your own reputation is to “leave the online hating to others.”
You can’t control what others post, but you are in charge of your own online behavior. Wutke advises that you:
- avoid posting negative comments to celebrities and large corporations;
- don’t pretend to be someone you’re not; and
- think twice before sending a negative tweet or comment (specifically, wait five minutes before hitting “send.”)