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One recent evening, I was listening to a talk radio station while driving home after a business trip.
(As an aside, did anyone else think they would never ever ever listen to talk radio when they were kids?)
I don’t recall the exact topic of conversation, but it was insignificant until the host’s last line: “You’ve gotta be careful. Twitter, Facebook, social media will hurt you.” At that point, I started making odd faces at my digital dial, because there was obviously a disconnect between the host and the actual concepts he was discussing.
You see, social media platforms like The Twitter (thank you, Betty White, for making that an acceptable phrase), The Facebook (thank you, Justin Timberlake, for reminding us why they dropped the “The”) and others are tools. Tools can’t hurt you unless you make them. Continue reading