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It’s the first episode of the Social Media Show.

This week you’ll hear:

We discuss Facebook’s all-consuming social media presence and whether or not it’s a bit like a shit pub.

Also Mic reckons Facebook is a bit like the telephone; a communication tool that’s here to stay.

What about Twitter and getting into arguments with bullying? We talk about that too.

This podcast is NSFW, although the swears aren’t that bad. Apart from Mic the potty mouth.

If you want to chat about this, use #socialmediashow. Dead easy.

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Social Media Show this week discusses the Chad Evans/Twitter case.

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On the show this week are Mark Hunter (@postableltd), Mic Wright (@brokenbottleboy) & Ian Stewart (@ianstewart1985)

  • why has Twitter become a place where people feel anonymity equates to be able to break the law and say some pretty horrific things?
  • does ignorance of the UK’s rape laws excuse breaking said laws via Twitter?
  • can anonymity on Twitter be a good thing?
  • is bad behaviour via Twitter a UK problem?
  • is this bad behaviour a new thing, or is it just part and parcel of the ‘net?
  • check out Mic’s blog post “The Marshall Mathers LP is about the internet
  • is the fact that the press have “a hard on for Twitter” the reason the “public” are hearing about such instances of the Chad Evans case?
  • in other news, check out Mic’s articles on his blog, plus he’s been training people on how to deal with journalists…scary. The big idea is “never trust a journalist”. Ian has been building social media content for his company, namely Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, shockingly, Google +
  • is Google+ going to amount to anything, and should the smart businesses be looking to have a proper presence on this piece of Google property?
  • Mark’s been to Paris with his wife, and he’s been running workshops for Postable, training people to use Facebook and YouTube. He’s been inspired to write a piece on whether social media is “the magic bullet”.
  • during the recording of #socialmediashow, we received a comment from @GlasgowOsteo using that hashtag on Twitter, read it here.
  • the guys have a chat about Google+’s facelift and how social search is growing in America
  • is it sensible to choose between Facebook and Google+, or should you always go for both as part of your social media strategy?

If you’ve got any comments, feedback or disagreements you want to share, please do so via Twitter using #socialmediashow!