Ethical Implications of Graphic Images in Social Media

On April 15, 2013, bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon resulting in three casualties and more than 260 cases of injury.  What ensued was a digital explosion of information and photos across social media.  Some of the graphic images published have raised some serious questions about the ethical implications of using such content in the media, especially via […]

Ello Operates on a Manifesto of Ethics

Ello is a social media network which originally started as a private platform but opened up to the general public after great expressed interest in its “simple, beautiful & ad-free” experience. “Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third parties,” states the website’s About section. This is both the foundation of, and the […]

Kitchen Appliances, The President, and Reputation Management

This week’s focus in MMC6936, Social Media Ethics, is on reputation management.  After discussing several cases in which brands’ reputations have been at stake on social media, we’ve been tasked with discovering and analyzing another example.  In my research, I uncovered an incident that I don’t recall hearing about back in 2012.  (Maybe I was living under […]