Have you ever had that dream, where you walk into a room full of people and realize with horror it contains everyone you have ever known?
All the jostling, incongruous parts of your life flash before you, as your brain speeds through the consequences of this squeamish event – the secrets, deceptions, indiscretions, and embarrassments that will be exposed.
But then you wake up.
That room, however, does exist. It’s called the Internet.Career, Communication, Guest Posts | Tags: chameleon strategy, facebook, online persona, Twitter, William James | Comments (15)
Guest post by Jenelle Conner
Editor’s update, 8:08 pm ET, May 1, 2013: The following post was edited on May 1, 2013, to redact the names of the websites and related Facebook Pages involved. Since the identities of the particular parties involved in the incident described below are less important than the issues raised, we decided not to subject them to further scrutiny.
We have made minor edits to the post as indicated below that do not change its integrity, including blurring the faces of the kids involved. We have redacted the Page name(s) from any comments mentioning them, and will continue to monitor comments to do so.
Note that the information relayed below is based on “Susan’s” conversations with the Facebook Page(s) involved, via Facebook’s messaging feature, and shared with her continued approval. All images have been used with “Susan’s” permission. In her words, “…I appreciate the fact that you all are doing this to get it out there to show people how easily photo[s] can be taken without your permission.” ~SB
I am a social media advocate. It’s where I work. I love the collaborative energy, thoughts and community.
But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved.Communication, Customer Service, Guest Posts, Social Media | Tags: facebook, Imgur, meme, Reddit, social media sharing | Comments (78)
I have a confession to make:
I’m not 100% in love with social media.
Don’t get me wrong, social media. The time we have spent together has been great. I love the way you are able to communicate so quickly, so fluidly, so… seamlessly. And I wouldn’t trade the time we’ve had together for the world.
Oh, and we’re not breaking up. I’m not ready to leave you.
But I have noticed that our relationship has begun to change. And I can no longer avoid talking about it, lest you transform into a monster and eat me, as well as anyone else who knows you.
Using social media to lie is unfortunately easy. Here are just a few of the ways people do it.Daniel Cohen, Guest Posts, Media, Public Relations, Social Media | Tags: facebook, propaganda, Social Media, Twitter | Comments (6)