Do social networks encourage coworkers, friends, and family to brag about their accomplishments? While it’s probably true that social networks do encourage some bragging, I’d argue that “sharing positive news about yourself” isn’t limited to social networks.
Even without social networks, we’d still find some way to put our best foot forward — in conversation, email, TPS reports, and even on blogs like this. It’s just human nature to want to make yourself look good to others — heck, it may even be Darwinian — but we realize that still doesn’t make it right.
We’d never stoop to blatant self-promotion.
It’s all about showing some self-restraint.
Regardless of the medium — whether its conversation, blogs, or social networks — people are always want to share good news with others. But as I think we’ve just shown, it doesn’t have to be obvious or obnoxious.
The key is not overdoing it because, after all, nobody likes a braggart.