Tragedy agus na Meadhanan Sòisealta

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Many of you don't know me personally, but I was actually raised in Newtown, Connecticut. It's an amazing little town that has grown dramatically but not changed very much since I lived there. When I was young, we used to have to see the movies at City Hall, visit the Blue Colony Diner for ice cream, and go to St. Rose of Lima Church on Sundays. The community was self-reliant… my Dad was even on the volunteer fire department when we lived there. Great people, incredible community.

One of our family friends has a son whose life was spared in this tragedy – we're all praying for them and the families that lost so much in this horrifying event.

When something like this happens and includes a controversial and political issue like guns, there's a real risk involved in discussing or adding your opinion online. Arguments can quickly erupt to anger and even hate when someone reveals their political viewpoints as the victims of this still haven't been put to rest.

Bha mi airson molaidhean a thilgeil a-mach a tha mi a ’smaoineachadh a tha cudromach do chompanaidhean agus do dhaoine fa-leth:

  • Silence a bhith na fhreagairt iomchaidh. Deagh charaid Chuck Gose chomharraich gu robh an Dhùin NRA an duilleag Facebook aca and stopped updating their Twitter account. I don't believe there's a better response than that given the situation. Too many companies think it's the job of PR to put out a statement. I disagree. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to be quiet.
  • A ’roinneadh do chuid bheachd will open you to attack. Plain and simple, putting yourself on one side of an argument or another will spark a response. If you have a strong opinion one way or another and you declare it – don't be surprised to get openly attacked, ridiculed, trolled or have alternative passionate opinions thrown back. Sharing your opinion requires inbheachd. If you're not mature enough to handle the response, don't open yourself up to the attack.
  • Deasbaireachd can be productive. Social media does provide a means to disagree with people while still both caring about the end result. I've seen incredible discussions on the 2nd amendment, mental illness, stories of heroism, and messages of love and support the last few days.
  • A 'feitheamh ris is another tactic. While social responses are typically best when there's an immediate response, politically charged events like this may call for a different strategy. I stopped Tweeting and limited my Facebook engagement. I also waited to post this for a couple of days so that I had something constructive to say rather than just add to the explosion of opinions, arguments and debates out there. If you can wait until people cool off a bit, the conversation may be more constructive.

Tha na meadhanan sòisealta a tro mheadhan na. You're not just speaking directly to the other person. It's a communication method where your message is put into the public for scrutiny, regardless of where you post it. The medium provides a safety net for those who wish to do good, and a shield to hide behind for those who wish to do evil.

Nuair a thachair an spreadhadh dachaigh an seo ann an Indianapolis, rinn sinn chunnaic e a h-uile rud math a dh ’fhaodadh na meadhanan sòisealta a dhùsgadh. Thug e seachad meadhan taic, naidheachdan, creideamh, teachdaireachdan dòchas agus thug e cuideachadh dha-rìribh dhaibhsan a bha an sàs ann.

I'm optimistic, despite the political debate, that social media will ultimately be a force for good in healing this community. I've watched already as my friends in Newtown have used Facebook to share their feelings, despair, hope and happiness that their son was alive. While we can't rid ourselves of the crazies, hopefully we can learn how to use the medium for good. Or learn when not use it at all.

5 Beachdan

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    Deagh bheachdan Doug! Tha cuimhne agam gun do dh ’fhàs thu suas ann an Connecticut ach cha do thuig mi gu tur gur e am Baile Ùr a bh’ ann. Taing airson na beachdan sin a cho-roinn leis na leughadairean agad agus na coimhearsnachdan san fharsaingeachd.

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      Taing @bnpositive: disqus. Cha robh mi a-riamh a ’smaoineachadh gun cluinneadh duine a-riamh mun Bhaile Ùr, CT. Tha e neònach a bhith ga fhaicinn a ’sgaoileadh air na naidheachdan agus a’ faicinn caraidean mo theaghlaich a ’bruidhinn mu dheidhinn mar a tha e a’ fàs.

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    Is e cunnart eile a bhith a ’dàibheadh ​​a-steach do dheasbad nam Meadhanan Sòisealta air sgeulachdan naidheachdan duilich gu bheil e a’ tighinn tarsainn mar obair brathaidh - mar nuair a bhios luchd-aithris a ’losgadh microfòn an aghaidh cuideigin a chaill cuideigin a bha dèidheil air. Mar as trice tha sàmhchair nas freagarraiche.

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    Faodaidh sinn a bhith cho stèidhichte air gluasad leis na meadhanan sòisealta. Airson beagan uairean a-thìde an latha sin bha sinn den bheachd gur e am bràthair a bh ’ann. Smaoinich nam biodh marcaichean air a ’bhus air an robh e a’ tweetadh gu fiadhaich air na tweets a leughadh - agus nam biodh an neach-seilg fhathast beò. Dh ’fhaodadh a bhith na bu mhiosa.

    Agus Richard Engel. Chì mi carson a chuir NBC dubh-mheadhan air gus an deach a leigeil ma sgaoil. Ma chaidh a leigeil ma sgaoil nas luaithe cò aig a tha fios dè a dh ’fhaodadh a bhith air tachairt dha.
    Bidh luchd nam meadhanan sòisealta a ’tòiseachadh a’ losgadh a-mach càil de sgeulachd a chluinneas iad agus bidh buidhnean naidheachdan a ’tòiseachadh a’ leum air ceumannan gus cumail suas agus gus an astar a chumail suas, ag atharrachadh gu meadhanan stèidhichte air mathanas mar gum biodh iad nam buidheann margaidheachd guerrilla dìreach airson a bhith buntainneach don luchd-urrais aca. Bruthach gu math sleamhainn.

    Nas cudromaiche - toilichte gun tàinig do charaidean is do theaghlach beò às a ’chuibhle roulette Ruiseanach de #Newtown Dihaoine. Cha bhith e a ’dèanamh an t-suidheachadh nas tragaile agus chan eil e idir làn spàin de shiùcair gus an stuth-leigheis a chuideachadh a’ dol sìos ach co-dhiù is urrainn dha an sgeulachd aca innse agus urram a thoirt don fheadhainn 27 (a ’gabhail ris gu bheil 28 marbh gu h-iomlan - 1 leis an ainm na bruidhinn gu bràth tuilleadh).

    Agus eòlach ort, bromance, bheir thu urram dhaibh ann an stoidhle.

    Leig fios dhomh dè as urrainn dhomh a dhèanamh gus cuideachadh, gu sònraichte ma dh ’fhaodas e a bhith nas motha na le Twitter & Facebook!

    - an duine fo thaic-iùl agad

    Finn

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