Social media: the side effects

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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 was about this sad reality.

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  • Social media: the side effects

    1. 1. Social media is cocaine for the connected
    2. 2. SIDE EFFECTS
    3. 3. Side Effect #1: May steal attention!
    4. 4. When it comes to content, objective #1 should be to retain, not repeat.
    5. 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. 6. Side Effect #2: May cause excessive loudness!
    7. 7. 727 followers
    8. 8. Using Twitter for chit- chat is like having a conversation via megaphone i.e. it sucks ass
    9. 9. Side Effect #3: May kill conversation!
    10. 10. 140 characters do not a conversation make!
    11. 11. Side Effect #4: May lead us to over-estimate the importance of ‘The Now”!
    12. 12. Swine Flu
    13. 13. 27/4/09
    14. 14. 5/09
    15. 15. 1/5/09
    16. 16. 9/5/10
    17. 17. 7/5/10
    18. 18. We need to stop over- estimating the importance of now - the best stories take time to unfold
    19. 19. Side Effect #5: Could cause elevated (sense of) self- importance!
    20. 20. Follow me!
    21. 21. Twitter is not a social network, it’s an information sharing tool. Act accordingly.
    22. 22. Side Effect #6: Could make you believe that people actually care!
    23. 23. Set brain to “ignore”
    24. 24. Side Effect #7: Privacy (it’s gone)
    25. 25. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
    26. 26. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
    27. 27. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
    28. 28. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
    29. 29. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
    30. 30. Source: http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
    31. 31. People are the network, everything else is a tool. (what would you do in real life?)
    32. 32. Network agnostic social score Like! Dislike!
    33. 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/

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