Chapter 4 and 6
Social Media creates, solves long voting lines:
Qualman brought a point on political realms when he mentioned how the social media revolution played an important part to help ease the burdens of crowds and hassle which are always the norm during voting exercise. He suggested micro blogging tool to help supply real-time data on polling conditions. The mobile device was a crucial tool because it was used to send in reports. Qualman mentioned so many other alternatives which made the voting exercise to be manageable in the 2008 elections. His assertion is proved that utilizing free social media tools and placements is more timely and cost effective than traditional advertising. I like the point Qualman used to alert politicians and governments regarding the use of social media. He urged them to keep up with advancements in social media, because they will be left behind. He points out that using social media in politics pays big dividends and also he pointed out the success of Obama’s 2008 and the role of the internet which helped him to win. Social media is here to stay and we are all benefiting from it.
Qualman reminded me the importance of Face book postings when he related the Texas Longhorn offensive lineman and preventative behavior in social media. Soon after posting his racist update on his Face book profile about Barack Obama when he was elected president of the United States. I think people should know that the speed of information exchanged within social media mitigates casual schizophrenic behavior.
According to (Qualman, 123) soon after that was posted. Coach Mack Brown kicked the lineman off the team. Even though the lineman posted an apology the damage had already been done. People should know that social media cannot be used for own gain that is offensive or provocative language cannot be entertained on Face book.
I read this article in yahoo news : http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/american-faces-15-years-prison-blog-post-insulting-162308225.html. You may check it out its very important to blog with a sense of responsibility because there is always the law to punish people who are careless so that is why it is important to be ethical in whatever you do especially with social media. There is no way that you can write anything abusive and get away with it.
What I learned:
- I learned that I should not under estimate the power of social media in all what I do be it on personal or business
- Social media should be respected at all times for it might get you into trouble if you use it negatively like in the above Texas Longhorn offensive’s story.
- Ethics should be part of us as long as we move on with social media we will be at peace.