Social media in times of tragedy

Social media in times of tragedy Avatar Posted by cendrinemedia under Social Media
From 891 days ago
Made Hot by: NanoTechnologyMedia on May 3, 2013 1:49 pm
The other day, I read an article berating Guy Kawasaki for his behavior on Twitter after the Boston Marathon bombings. Steve Crescenzo, the author, was very angry at the former Apple evangelist for robo-tweeting and disrespecting his audience (without apologizing afterwards)


Written by bloggerpalooza
888 days ago

Hello Cendrine,

That Guys situation happens to some of my friends. I understand what he feel. And I think it's okay for someone to shout out anger, pride in social media as long as he/she will not point another person's real name. It helps him/her to express what he/she feel, and it is really necessary to express to avoid emotional problem. But posting like what Guy post will stain his public images. So I agree with Heather Stone to let the social media user in their own. It is for them to make there image holy or dirty.

Written by HeatherStone
891 days ago

Hi Cendrine,

Well, there certainly seems to be no shortage of posts on this subject, and probably with good reason. In the end, I think social media behavior during tragedy, like human behavior in general, is likely to vary greatly. It will depend on the outlook of the participant, how close they might or might not be to the tragedy and maybe most importantly how their followers feel about it. There is no big corporate entity to set policy. Social media users are on their own.

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