Social Media For Social Good

  • Social media never forgets. How YouTube killed the circus

    … to be … elephants, and YouTube. Social media never forgets When I was a child, I always had mixed feelings about seeing the elephants in the circus. They were awe-inspiring and entertaining, but I always wondered … could they possibly be happy being stuffed back into that train car every night? When the circus left town, I quickly forgot about the elephants…

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  • Are you unknowingly supporting hate speech?

    … By Mark W. Schaefer Are we surrounded by so much hate speech that we are immune to it? Do we even recognize hate speech when we see it any more? Why do we glorify hate as cool and entertaining? Here’s the Twitter post that made me wonder about this … I posted this to Facebook suggesting that this commentary crossed a line. Forget about…

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  • Should Facebook be regulated?

    … Should children be exposed to graphic violence on Facebook without your knowledge and consent? Is it a widely-available broadcast channel like TV that should be regulated, or is it something different? The social web has created amazing opportunities to learn, discover, connect, and have fun. But with the advent of innovations like live…

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  • Five ideas: Constructive engagement in destructive times

    … on the other side of the screen. Here are my approaches to constructive engagement in the online world… 1) You don’t need to comment on THAT Every major social media platform is free, which means users feel free to share everything. It seduces our self-inflated ego, because we believe all of our opinions matter. We overproduce content and comment as much…

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  • Tolerance, diversity and the social media filter bubble

    … today, good! Correct it! Seeking the other I believe Mr. Wiesel has a point. If the otherness of the other helps defines us, how does this fit in a world where we build digital fortresses to keep diverse opinions out? A few weeks ago I wrote a post about 15 Amazing ways social media is changing the world. It was a glimpse of global impact based…

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  • 15 Amazing ways social media is changing the world

    … Ignore the hype that we’re all becoming more superficial and narcissistic because of our obsession with social media. What’s really going on is far more incredible. That’s the conclusion from an extraordinary research study by University College London provided in several new books and reports. Nine anthropologists spent 15 months living…

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