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Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Featured, Media | 4 comments

Tweets, media and rape

A particularly questionable tweet from the Washington Post raises the question: what makes a tweet go bad?

The problem is that media organizations are looking for numbers – clicks – because they are easily measured. So social media teams are rewarded for behavior that leads to shares and click-throughs.

But to do that, the tweet or status has to tease.

If it actually answers a question, well there’s no need to read any further, is there?

On Monday, someone on the Washington Post social media team wrote a click bait tweet about rape. I found it disgusting behavior, and a lot of other folks did, too.

What do you think?