👍 Dark Sides of Social Media

Liked dark sides of social media (jarche.com)

Here is a quick synopsis of the dark sides of the 7 major social media building blocks from
Social media? It’s serious! Understanding the dark side of social media
by Christian V. Baccarella, Timm F. Wagner, Jan H. Kietzmann, Ian P. McCarthy
in the European Management Journal

  1. Conversations: “excessive, aggressive, and inaccurate engagement can occur”
  2. Sharing: “content can be inappropriate and undesirable or that it can be shared without permission from the holder of any intellectual property rights”
  3. Location: “location and availability of users are known and can be tracked without their awareness or consent”
  4. Relationships: “social media help to establish and reveal relationships, they enable different types of social engagement and related deleterious consequences. This includes cyberbullying, stalking, and online harassment”
  5. Reputation: “sharing inappropriate content, which can destroy the sharer’s reputation and/or the reputations of others”
  6. Groups: “people not only exclude others from conversations or group membership but also lose empathy for them”
  7. Identity: “social media users are not in control of their own identity any longer, thus leading to all sorts of privacy and safety risks”

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