Social Media For Social Good

  • Social media never forgets. How YouTube killed the circus

    … By Mark Schaefer For 146 years, there has been a spectacular show traveling from city to city in America. The Ringling Brothers Circus featured clowns, acrobats, and animal acts that thrilled families for generations. But on May 21, the show will go dark after its last performance. There are a lot of reasons behind the demise of this American…

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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

    … 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

    … I see angry people. My Facebook stream is full of ’em. A couple of times a month I see a post like this from an exasperated friend: “I’ve had it. I’m unfollowing everybody but 12 people.” Most of us have probably initiated some sort of social media purge but every time we do, we move toward a social media stream that is more like … us. Many…

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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

    … on social media and in their YouTube videos in their quest to raise money to cure cancer. Post by American Cancer Society. They actively reach out in many ways and connect with people through active involvement. An example is hosting a Google HOA with GE Healthcare to talk about cancer prevention. They also reach out and feature actual survivors…

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