When tragedy strikes social media can hurt or help




Quite often on this blog I have preached the benefits of social media. However, there are sometimes that it can actually hurt a news situation when it isn’t managed correctly. The hostage situation at the high school inĀ  Marinette, Wis. this week is a prime example of the dangers of unmanaged social media. A student, with multiple weapons, took a classroom hostage and held them for about six hours Monday evening. Rumors shared on social media were reaching people long before actual facts were. These rumors included people being shot and that there was multiple casualties. Neither were true. In Continue reading