Three mistakes we make when participating in social media:
- 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."
- We vilify those we disagree with. "You are wrong," becomes "You are evil," or "You are a troll."
- 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.