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SMCAKL is back! (Wednesday March 19th 2014)

SMCAKL is back! (Wednesday March 19th 2014)

Social Media Club Auckland (#SMCAKL) is back for 2014!

When: Wednesday 19th March
Where: Vodafone, 20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland City

Check out this month’s topic below.

Is social media anti-social?
The aftermath of Charlotte Dawson’s tragic death has provoked a tsunami of online and print commentary around cyber-bullying, mental illness and online abuse of celebrities. The public reaction has been strong with the online and social world providing an unrestricted platform for people to share their varied opinions and angry responses.

Meanwhile, amidst the harsh judgement on obnoxious online behaviour, NZ Herald sports reporter Dana Johannsen was subjected to vile online abuse after she wrote an article critical of New Zealand’s performance at the Winter Olympics.

This begs the question, is social media enabling wider public discourse or simply subjecting commentators and personalities to vitriolic and anonymous abuse whenever they venture an opinion that someone disagrees with or just doesn’t like?

Join us to explore why the line between valid debate and abuse is so quickly crossed on social media and whether there are any realistic solutions? Is it simply a case of harden-up, enforce regulation or is the social media community naïve to think it can promote behaviour change. Can we simply be nicer to each other online?

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