33: Fake Thoughts, Fake Prayers, Fake Friends
I rant about the reaction on social media to the Boston Marathon bombing, how most put their ‘perceived selves’ on a pedestal in light of actually grieving a tragedy, the expectations we have towards journalistic outfits compared to the social web, why the news media continually gets facts wrong and how we’re all to blame for it.
In addition, I quickly review Twitter #Music, explain why an individual’s music tastes can’t be crowdsourced, and give streaming music services the most effective marketing message they should lead with in their advertising to the public.
Links from this episode:
- The Repetitive Cycle of Tragedy and Social Media
- The Best Twitter Response to Tragedy: Shut Up
- CNN Gets It Wrong — Why We Don’t Really Mind
- Rule #1: Don’t Be A Profiteering Asshole
- Breaking News Is Broken
- Here’s what we don’t know at this hour
- Twitter Music Is Great For Artists; Less So For Fans
- Twitter Music: More Noise, Less Signal
- Splashy ads and free streaming promotions don’t work