05.03.2016 10:22 AM

When social media becomes an excuse

Talk minus action equals zero, sayeth DOA.

1 Comment

  1. Richard says:

    As someone who uses hashtags on social media for causes, I tend to use them only in the wake of an action. If I’ve made a donation to a charity like Heart & Stroke, that’s where I’d do it–especially tomorrow is the #BigBikeRide and I’ve supported my wife’s participation in said event.

    But unless there’s an action already undertaken, or a pledge to take some action, posting up a hashtag is kinda like a Share on a Facebook post stating that if this page gets 10,000 Likes, an unhealthy young child will get a heart transplant. Because, y’know, doctors base their moral necessities on Facebook shares.

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