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SourceCast: Episode 10: Social Media Menace

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The technology that enables and gives us the term “social media” has changed the world.  People can connect almost instantaneously to news, finances, contacts, and multimedia.

The professional world seems to have a love/hate relationship with this technology as it allows companies to broadcast information about their products to the masses easier than ever before, but also gives their customers immediate access to them if they are displeased.

When almost everyone who works for a company can be classified as a brand ambassador (willingly or not), what happens when we say the wrong things?

Notes:

The episode was inspired by Jon Ronson – So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

The intro music is by Andrew Combs Foolin’

The closing music is by my personal favorite, Ryan AdamsEasy Plateau

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Video: How One Tweet Can Ruin Your Life

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For the longest time Jon Ronson reveled in the fact that Twitter gave a voice to the voiceless … the social media platform gave us all a chance to speak up and hit back at perceived injustice. But somewhere along the way, things took a turn. In this passionate, eloquent talk, Ronson explains how too often we end up behaving like a baying mob — and that it’s time to rethink how we interact with others online.

Photo: LC_24, Flickr

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