Social media is pretty much like real life – it offers you an opportunity to meet a lot of people. But when you’re dealing with a diverse crowd, you’re going to want to lay down some ground rules to avoid clashing.
But what type of rules should they be?
This question is kind of subjective, if you think about it. People would implement different rules if they had their way. We do see things different from each other, after all.
To start off, you’ve got two extreme ends: the morally upright and the loose cannons. Now, I doubt that a lot of people would identify themselves to just one side of the spectrum. Admit it or not, we’re either somewhere in the middle or an occasional mix of both.
So how are we to say that this is how one should and shouldn’t act? Can we really impose a singular code of conduct that will be followed by the entire social web? Will people be agreeing to have a unified protocol to follow for posting content and commenting?
These questions are going to be pretty hard to answer, considering that we have different opinions on everything. What may be acceptable to you may be taboo to another, and vice versa. The key, I guess, is finding a middle ground, a gray area, or a compromise in order for us to be able to get by in social media without having to irk off the other person.
What do you think?
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