News from the Herd: How bloggers make some people see red

My own most memorable experience of this was from a marketer (not one of my clients I hasten to add!) who started yelling in a meeting that people who are on Twitter are sad and should venture out into the fresh air a bit more (I thought it best not to talk about the iPhone…)

Interesting post from Dirk about how social media can make people very, very angry.

People sometimes wish social media would go away. It’s understandable, not everyone appreciates the web’s disruptive power turning their world upside down.

I’ve encountered emotional reactions in meetings often. It’s a tough situation to deal with – but I’ve learned to resist the urge to rationalise, to argue and win a point. Sometimes it’s about an emotional moment, and you have to let the temperature die down a little…

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One response to “News from the Herd: How bloggers make some people see red”

  1. […] on October 4, 2009 at 9:26 am (UK) in: Communication, Experiences, Social Media Antony Mayfield writes about an experience recounted on the This Is Herd blog about someone getting really wound up about […]

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