Category: Web & Tech

Why are we telling people not to share what they enjoy with us?

I’ve seen an interesting trend lately. Posts bashing posts about workouts or food, or that bash quizzes and Bitstrips — “friends” who bash “friends” who post things they aren’t interested in. I cannot comprehend this sentiment. A person’s Facebook wall and posts are about that person, not about others. A person comprises their wall with […]

(More) DOs and DON’Ts of online conversations

I’ve already discussed a few DON’Ts for online conversations, but after some feedback from readers I’ve compiled another list of DON’Ts as well as a conversation DO. DON’T use sarcasm This was suggested by a few people, and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it for my original set of conversation DON’Ts. I love […]

Google before you post

I generally believe that someone’s Twitter or Facebook wall should be whatever they want it to be. But posts dealing in misinformation are problematic. They can lead people to make decisions they otherwise wouldn’t make (sometimes dangerous ones), divert time and resources from government agencies, and unfairly malign people and organizations. Often these posts have been […]

Censorship: Corroding the “marketplace of ideas” and silencing truth

With the recent revelation that Facebook is censoring not only breastfeeding photos, but also political activists, I wanted to take a moment to discuss censorship — especially as it pertains to social media and business-consumer relations. I think it’s fine to have a “curse filter” to help keep dialogue on your site family friendly, but […]

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