Social Media For Social Good

  • 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

    … had always believed knowing as much as possible was the way to go, but there’s ‘wrong’ information. Most news businesses around the world depend on selling advertising space, and to achieve that, they need the most eyeballs. Which means they produce emotionally stirring snippets that hook the consumer without enlightening him. Good for them, bad…

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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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  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Who really benefits?

    … response to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Donate here. Make a difference in the fight against ALS. The post ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Who really benefits? appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories Can Millennials and social media solve complex world problems? Five companies with a human…

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  • Five companies with a human social media presence

    … in much of their content: Chick-fil-A Chick-fil-A is a chain of restaurants that gets involved in whatever their raving fans are doing on a local level, whether cheering at a football game or a celebrating a birthday. The company is one of the few that is effectively integrating their paid advertising presence with social media connection…

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