I just noticed that Facebook has a listing of nearby businesses in the right sidebar with star ratings and a buttons for users to click to like a business. I never noticed that before, but it’s interesting. Just another example of how prevalent a businesses reputation is today. The star rating is there for all to see, and FB users can add a like to the business if they wish.
In a PDF report for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Tony Wilson of the Broughton Law Corporation in Vancouver, BC, writes about social media. and the importance of reputation management.
He starts off by stating: “I actually didn’t give a damn about Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social network platforms until
around April 27, 2009, when my niece in Calgary posted my mother’s untimely death as a very surprising status update on her Facebook page, having just heard about it from her sister in Victoria milliseconds before. ”
From there he examines the role and effect of social media on our lives. He touches other online social media like Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube. He includes historical information on media like cell phones. Did you know…”The very first mobile telephones were put into New York City police cars in 1924, although cell phones or mobile phones didn’t become prevalent until the early 1990s (when some of them looked like, and were as heavy as, bricks). ”
Mr. Wilson goes on to list some of the things you shouldn’t do on social media sharing examples of where it went very wrong for certain users, including Tiger Woods.
While the report was created in 2011 it is worth a read, giving an interesting snapshot of social media at that time. Have things changed much today? Read and draw your own conclusions.
Click to Download Here: Death-By-Facebook