Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Human Cost of Social Media

Do we know if the false accusation by the social media hive led to the death of Sunil Tripathi?  No.

We do know the rush to Twitter Justice led to great harassment of the family.

Unfortunately, it's the dark side of social, and it reminds us of the responsibility everyone has to know a little something about what you are liking or retweeting before you click.

Remember how the Texas Rangers' game couple was demonized?  The video of the kid crying was way out of context, but it didn't keep the Yankees broadcast team from making them public enemy number one for a few weeks last season.

Or when celebrities decide to rain down thunderbolts from Olympus on the unsuspecting?

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