Social Networking – The Dark Side

 

Social Networking’s Dark Side

People jump on social media sites like Facebook to keep up with friends, family and fans. More often than not people find their experiences with social media pleasant. However, like the real world, social networking can have a darker side.

Even though most users post relatively harmless items, some people post offensive or harmful items. Inappropriate sexual content, graphic content and illegal activities are all activities that are reported daily. When reported, these posts are reviewed by moderators or a specialized team and action is taken to either pull the content or warn the account holder.

Users who post offensive content are warned that their accounts can be disabled. The moderation team has the option to alert authorities to deal with threats and other situations. Facebook also partners with suicide prevention agencies to help those who’ve posted a cry for assistance.

With billions of accounts, it’s impossible for all accounts to be monitored so be careful what you click on and pay attention to warnings from responsible users.

Social Networking’s Dark Side

About Mike Gingerich

Author: Mike Gingerich, President of Digital Hill & TabSite Marketer and Consultant. Part geek, part marketer, part strategist, total distance running junkie. Mike is an author and speaker, having presented at Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Camp (Canada) and more. He writes a tech column, podcasts, and shares about social media and business strategies at MikeGingerich.com. Mike is a marketing, social media, and business startup enthusiast with 10+ years experience building apps, consulting, and training businesses with winning integrated strategies. Mike loves deploying tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets via digital media.