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Social Media Rules of Engagement and Thanksgiving Dinner

The Facebook pages of your friends and relatives are not unlike the Thanksgiving dinner table: divisive comments about money, sex, politics, and religion have no place here.

In another example of inappropriate Facebook commenting, an organization, who shall remain nameless, recently posted fund-raising pitches on the page of a friend of mine who had just regained consciousness after a life-threatening accident and three weeks in the ICU. Even though the organization was trying to bring attention to a potentially worthwhile cause, I thought the placement of its comments was wildly offensive.

This nice image above is from http://www.elephantjournal.com/ who recently started deleting meanie comments…part of Elephant Journal’s mission is “to nurture a culture where compliments and criticism are equally respectful and genuine”. Facebook comments and Thanksgiving dinner conversation should do the same…

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