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Social media/networking may well be the rage, but I find myself forgetting to use some of even the most basic rules of courteous communication when using this medium. The talk, from Net Prophet 2010 …

Social media/networking may well be the rage, but I find myself forgetting to use some of even the most basic rules of courteous communication when using this medium. The talk, from Net Prophet 2010 was about this sad reality.

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  • 1. Social media is cocaine for the connected
  • 2. SIDE EFFECTS
  • 3. Side Effect #1: May steal attention!
  • 4. When it comes to content, objective #1 should be to retain, not repeat.
  • 5. “Having a Twitter stream at a conference is like having a dinner party and leaving the TV on” - I forgot (It could have been @craigrodney, but really, who cares? I’m awesome!)
  • 6. Side Effect #2: May cause excessive loudness!
  • 7. 727 followers
  • 8. Using Twitter for chit- chat is like having a conversation via megaphone i.e. it sucks ass
  • 9. Side Effect #3: May kill conversation!
  • 10. 140 characters do not a conversation make!
  • 11. Side Effect #4: May lead us to over-estimate the importance of ‘The Now”!
  • 12. Swine Flu
  • 13. 27/4/09
  • 14. 5/09
  • 15. 1/5/09
  • 16. 9/5/10
  • 17. 7/5/10
  • 18. We need to stop over- estimating the importance of now - the best stories take time to unfold
  • 19. Side Effect #5: Could cause elevated (sense of) self- importance!
  • 20. Follow me!
  • 21. Twitter is not a social network, it’s an information sharing tool. Act accordingly.
  • 22. Side Effect #6: Could make you believe that people actually care!
  • 23. Set brain to “ignore”
  • 24. Side Effect #7: Privacy (it’s gone)
  • 25. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
  • 26. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
  • 27. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
  • 28. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
  • 29. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
  • 30. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
  • 31. People are the network, everything else is a tool. (what would you do in real life?)
  • 32. Network agnostic social score Like! Dislike!
  • 33. nd co.za olla nd. ulh olla @ richm ulh om rd m b.c .za ha unkla .co .ric .th w ww www ssingl ink w. mi ww http://www.netprophet.org.za/