What You Can Learn From the Social Media Crisis That Wasn't

Ken Wheaton, Advertising Age, Dec 05, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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When I was the editor of a student newspaper so many years ago I was amazed how sensitive people were to every word we wrote. I knew our influence was far less than people thought. The same is true today of social media, as this item shows. And the conclusion is good advice generally: "Don't do anything offensive or hurtful. Don't say anything offensive or hurtful on social media. And if you do do something stupid, especially if it's an accident, sit tight and give it a chance to blow over."

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