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Foibles and Pitfalls of Social Media

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 02:39 PM

Imotivational keynote speaker was recently a motivational speaker for an airline conference. The other guest speaker did a speech about about the foibles and pitfalls of social media.

The guest speaker suggested that it's not that people do more stupid things online- it's just that the stupidity of their actions are amplified.

The Influence of social media is growing exponentially. A USA today article published last week suggested that Twitter, (which is 7 years old )counts over 400 million users per day. In 2007 it was only 5000 tweets per day.

The guest speaker asked the audience about the stupid mistakes they see made( because we never admit to our own mistakes) on twitter and facebook. There was no shortage of dimwitted misuses of the technology.

Some of the interesting ones were:
  • calling in sick and than sending out hourly tweets about the great shopping deals found at the local mall.
  • announcing new product launches or layoffs before they are released to the public.
  • Blatantly lying about your whereabouts on facebook where the people you were actually with can see the misrepresentation.
  • Starting rumors online
  • Going on a verbal rampage humiliating a manager
  • posting a private message on somebody's wall
I enjoyed being a a motivational speaker for an airline conference, the motivational speech was Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout! We had a lot to laugh about.

Tags: guest speaker, motivational speaker for an airline conference, social media

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