Are you really social?

Let’s face it social media can make or break you. People can become celebrities because of it; and celebrities can reach out (or put their foot in their mouth).

Right now Twitter is showcasing this point.

Norton Sports who has clients like St. Louis Blues Cam Janssen and the LA Kings Dustin Brown have started Make My Day Mondays. Basically their way of promoting doing random acts of kindness. A great write up about Make My Day Mondays

Even with the Holiday yesterday Twitter was full of #MMDM examples.

Way to go guys!

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Paul Bissonnette #12 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on November 29, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Phoenix Coyotes own Paul Bissonnette is in on the Twitter action. BizNasty2point0 is up and running with the greatness that only he can bring.

No cable, no food. But I have my speedo. Booooom. That’s all u need in my world. http://twitpic.com/2m1wsh

Then you have Dan Ellis - oh Dan. The new goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning decided to use his Twitter account last night to rant about the 18% escrow.

Setting off a late night Twitter uproar and the backlash included jokes at Dan’s expense with the currently on-going #DanEllisProblems tag-line.

Right or wrong of people to attack Ellis isn’t the point (as everyone is entitled to their own opinion) the point is this…. with the current state of the economy not just here in the United States, but in Canada, and over seas in Europe we are all under economic stress and the fan working 3 jobs just to support his family doesn’t want to hear about how some millionaire is having economic difficulty.

We all have economic difficulty. When you get use to living one lifestyle and then have to suddenly change it isn’t easy for anyone. I’m not defending Ellis just saying that this is a social media world and anything you say will come gt around and come back. Just ask Chris Chelios about when he was a Blackhawk and said he would NEVER PLAY FOR DETROIT.  Yeah okay Cheli how is that going for you? Point is Chelios said that before the rise of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the never-forgetting-and-unforgiving sports blogs.

Yes, I think athletes being on social media is good; but just like everyone else – you have to think before you post.

Once you hit submit and your words are on the internet there is no taking them off.

Tags: Cam Janssen Dan Ellis Make My Day Mondays Norton Spors Paul Bissonnette Phoenix Coyotes St. Lous Blues Tampa Bay Lightning Twitter

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