Thursday, May 05, 2011

Three Mistakes in Social Media

Three mistakes we make when participating in social media:
  1. We fail to recognize that there ARE multiple realities. It is possible for two diametrically opposed positions to both be right--if you account for perspective. This mistake manifests itself by someone saying "You are wrong," when the more accurate statement should be "I have a different perspective."
  2. We vilify those we disagree with. "You are wrong," becomes "You are evil," or "You are a troll."
  3. We comment on political or social issues in inappropriate forums. for example, a website for Bluegrass musicians is not a good place to discuss bin Laden's death.

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