Social Media For Social Good

  • Social media never forgets. How YouTube killed the circus

    … and returned to my school work, friends, and baseball practice. Everybody did. What could you do? Write a letter? But 10 years ago, a social media movement started that would not let us forget. A surreptitious video showing heavy-handed tactics against the elephants went viral and fueled an online campaign that dampened enthusiasm for the circus…

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  • Mark Cuban, the first trillionaire and chatbots on the edge

    …” but donors need an emotional hook. It’s hard to fund meaningful systemic initiatives because people are more likely to fund emotional pleas that are short-term fixes. A personal highlight In 2012 I published the first book on influence marketing, Return On Influence. This book would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of Dr. Robert…

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  • Are you unknowingly supporting hate speech?

    … with that name. I don’t agree with everything he says and sometimes his humor offends me. But it’s his job to be provocative, entertaining and very political. Social media is simply another outlet for him. No one is forced to watch his show or follow his social media posts. He is an entertainer. And to a large extent, so is Donald Trump. I agree…

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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

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist I’m not a kind man. It’s hard for me to easily connect with people, as I prefer to live & work inside my creative cave. But whenever I hear about a tragedy and the killing of innocent people, no matter their ethnicity or job, it makes me hold still and ponder. With all the destruction going…

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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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