Keep Calm and Carry on – The DA Debate
I must take responsibility for asking the question re the DA’s use of Social Media.
The responses have been very interesting. The DA has retreated behind the laager. Other Bloggers have taken up the debate, and comments on blogs are flying some very good others very emotional. See for examples Nic’s blog and on Vincent’s blog. We don’t all agree on stuff and that’s great because its healthy, but really none of the “social media experts” are all so far up our own arses to quote Nic as he thinks. Maybe in fact they are interested and critical learners.
What happens if the DA attempt at Social Media is great opportunity for a debate, what if it’s high profile and right in front of us happening every day and something we can all watch.
Maybe all the people who have tried to turn it into a personal thing should just take a huge step back and debate the issues, learning from what is happening so that we move forward with a greater knowledge than what we had before.
Maybe we can use the debate to educate and alert the market.
Maybe we should watch and analyse every move, not for the sake of democracy, or politics or personal self interest but because out of debate comes learning.
There are very few Social Media experts in the world and those who think that they “know it all” are delusional. Those who question are not insecure as one commentator puts it but the opposite secure enough to know that there is a lot to learn.
Looking forward to the debate and looking forward to the Case Study that’s coming out of this and by the way interesting reading on Getting Social Media from top blog Mashable to be found at the link.
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