BUSINESS vs. PERSONAL – A Second Look At Social Media Time Investments


1. an occupation, profession, or trade: His business is poultry farming.

2. the purchase and sale of goods in an attempt to make a profit.

3. a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise or concern.

4. volume of trade; patronage: Most of the store’s business comes from local families.

5. a building or site where commercial work is carried on, as a factory, store, or office; place of work: His business is on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street.


1. of, pertaining to, or coming as from a particular person; individual; private: a personal opinion.

2. relating to, directed to, or intended for a particular person: a personal favor; one’s personal life; a letter marked “Personal.”

3. intended for use by one person: a personal car.

4. referring or directed to a particular person in a disparaging or offensive sense or manner, usually involving character, behavior, appearance, etc.: personal remarks.

5. making personal remarks or attacks: to become personal in a dispute.