Member Since: 14th Jan 2011
Social media manager Strictly Social
14th Jan 2011
Social media allows the general public to do that which they would on the street, in the pub, in a taxi, with friends, with strangers, family and partners. It is a platform by which discussions can be had and varying perspectives and viewpoints overlaid. Freedom of speech is a right of every individual. If the content of what an individual writes or says is disagreeable to the viewer or individual that is the subject of said prose then a connection between them should be made. A move toward speaking to the host site, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, whoever has hosted the post and look to remove it. To publicly drag the question of whether social media can or should be allowed to operate in this fashion is to question the existence of it in its totality. I agree that it is a shame that it has been taken to this extent and as my fellow posters mentioned a company that many may not have heard of is getting a very negative wrap.
The key to and Social Media use is complete transparency, regular communication and open mindedness. Without this there is only mis-communicaiton, lack of engagement (which leads to lack of interest both inward and outward) and mis-trust.
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