Agree or Disagree-The Podcast Reflections #yycflood Part 1-Social Media


This is Part 1 of a series of reflections regarding the One Year Anniversary of the events of the Floods in Calgary and Southern Alberta.

Terry Lo ( @calgarydreamer) and I meet with Sean Stephenson from Calgary Police Service discuss the Social Media impact on the response to the flood.

Sean Stephenson is the Digital Communications, Team Lead Strategic Communications Section for the Calgary Police Service. They, along with many people were a positive influence on the Social Media. We discuss the following,

http://www.spreaker.com/user/7021827/anniversary-of-flood-part-1What we remember and where we were during the flood

-The time commitment involved
-What happened when they went to Twitter jail?

-Awards they won for their efforts
-The change of perception of the Police

-Lessons they learned about Social Media

-How has Calgary changed since the flood.

 

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Agree or Disagree: The News Coverage over the incident in Moncton was sensationalized.


 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p0lQUTEecog

 

If the title of this video from CTV News bothered you, you are not the only one.

Many of you were.

This was not the title of a blockbuster movie with a Hollywood star coming to save the day and kiss the love interest at the end. This was a real live incident involving the loss of loved ones whose spouses will never feel their embrace again.

Yet, if you watched CTV News, this was the title they went with.

Now, it is not just CTV News that should feel some brunt here.  The news coverage on this also included the following.

Videos of the actual shooting of one RCMP officer. These were shared and re shared on Social Media.

The use of the hashtag #monctonshooting

Rumours and conjecture of the actual suspect Justin Bourque.

When I say news coverage, I’m going to include the Social Media presence on this. After all, many of you followed the coverage on Social Media. So, there is responsibility there too.

For the most part, and I know some of you won’t like to give them credit, but CBC news handled this the best. They attempted to stick to the facts, and tell the story.

However, it doesn’t dismiss the feeling many have. That the incident in Moncton was sensationalized.

Would you agree or disagree with that?

Agree or Disagree: Justin Bieber is being bullied.


Agree or Disagree: This man is being bullied.

You know who this is,

This picture has been all over the internet today. You might have heard that he was arrested for DUI and drag racing charges in Miami.

Now, I went on Twitter and the conversation was quite interesting.

Some felt he was getting what he deserved.

Others wanted to remind us that he is depressed. That he is a victim of some terrible circumstances and he deserves a break. They feel that these attacks are not fair and he deserves your compassion.

What do you think of the treatment of Justin Bieber today?

Agree or Disagree: You put a specific limit on your time on Social Media


Agree or Disagree: You put a specific limit on your time on Social Media

The link above is an article about how parents should be limiting their kids time on Facebook.

It would be common sense for parents to do that. Really, it’s no different then TV or video games. What is interesting is that  I have a number of friends who are on a “Facebook break”. It’s sad because they are missing on the exciting and insightful things I put on Facebook and Twitter. But, that is their choice.

In fairness, other than missing my amazing posts (I really hope you take this as sarcastic, because it is), many do feel the need to limit their time. Some feel that there is an information overload. Some feel conversations get too intense and difficult on Facebook, Twitter or  other blogs. Some quite simply, need a break.

So, do you put a time limit on your Social Media use?If so, how do you do that? And do you find it effective?

 

Agree or Disagree: Everybody Lies on Facebook.


Agree or Disagree: Everybody Lies on Facebook.

Many of you use Facebook. Many of you post pictures of your friends, your family and your pets. Even some of you shared your pains and your losses in life. Some have recently shared  about your engagements, your pregnancies, and your weddings.

But do you always tell the truth on Facebook?

According to the article linked, you don’t. This article suggests you lie on Facebook. That we all lie on Facebook.

Here’s a portion of the article to read.

Of course, there’s no question as to how much people lie on Facebook, although it was quite shocking to hear from my own daughter – some lie just about their age, some about their jobs and some about their entire lives. It might be as harmless as little 9 year old kids pretending to be 13 (I imagine that ‘13’ is the age of most Facebook users) or a 50 year old woman who says she’s 43, or, it could be people lying about who they really are, what their jobs are or even worse.

I think that it was clear from the beginning that social media (and the Internet in general) gives people free passes to lie as much as they want and build online personas that have nothing to do with who they are in their real lies.

So, tell me. Do you lie on Facebook?