Muaj Kev Tu Siab thiab Kev Tshaj Lij

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Many of you don't know me personally, but I was actually raised in Newtown, Connecticut. It's an amazing little town that has grown dramatically but not changed very much since I lived there. When I was young, we used to have to see the movies at City Hall, visit the Blue Colony Diner for ice cream, and go to St. Rose of Lima Church on Sundays. The community was self-reliant… my Dad was even on the volunteer fire department when we lived there. Great people, incredible community.

One of our family friends has a son whose life was spared in this tragedy – we're all praying for them and the families that lost so much in this horrifying event.

When something like this happens and includes a controversial and political issue like guns, there's a real risk involved in discussing or adding your opinion online. Arguments can quickly erupt to anger and even hate when someone reveals their political viewpoints as the victims of this still haven't been put to rest.

Kuv xav pov tawm qee cov ntsiab lus uas kuv xav tias yog qhov tseem ceeb rau ob lub tuam txhab thiab cov tib neeg:

  • silence tuaj yeem yog cov lus teb tsim nyog. Phooj ywg zoo Chuck Khuv Xim taw qhia tias cov NRA kaw lawv cov nplooj Facebook and stopped updating their Twitter account. I don't believe there's a better response than that given the situation. Too many companies think it's the job of PR to put out a statement. I disagree. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to be quiet.
  • Faib koj cov lub tswv yim will open you to attack. Plain and simple, putting yourself on one side of an argument or another will spark a response. If you have a strong opinion one way or another and you declare it – don't be surprised to get openly attacked, ridiculed, trolled or have alternative passionate opinions thrown back. Sharing your opinion requires loj hlob. If you're not mature enough to handle the response, don't open yourself up to the attack.
  • kev sib tham can be productive. Social media does provide a means to disagree with people while still both caring about the end result. I've seen incredible discussions on the 2nd amendment, mental illness, stories of heroism, and messages of love and support the last few days.
  • tos is another tactic. While social responses are typically best when there's an immediate response, politically charged events like this may call for a different strategy. I stopped Tweeting and limited my Facebook engagement. I also waited to post this for a couple of days so that I had something constructive to say rather than just add to the explosion of opinions, arguments and debates out there. If you can wait until people cool off a bit, the conversation may be more constructive.

Kev tawm is a nruab nrab. You're not just speaking directly to the other person. It's a communication method where your message is put into the public for scrutiny, regardless of where you post it. The medium provides a safety net for those who wish to do good, and a shield to hide behind for those who wish to do evil.

Thaum lub tsev tawg tau tshwm sim ntawm no hauv Indianapolis, peb pom txhua yam zoo uas social media tuaj yeem evokeCov. Nws muab qhov nruab nrab ntawm kev txhawb nqa, xov xwm, kev ntseeg, cov lus ntawm kev cia siab thiab ua rau muaj kev pab zoo rau cov neeg koom nrog.

I'm optimistic, despite the political debate, that social media will ultimately be a force for good in healing this community. I've watched already as my friends in Newtown have used Facebook to share their feelings, despair, hope and happiness that their son was alive. While we can't rid ourselves of the crazies, hopefully we can learn how to use the medium for good. Or learn when not use it at all.

5 Comments

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    Cov lus zoo Doug! Kuv nco qab paub tias koj loj hlob hauv Connecticut tab sis lig tsis paub nws yog Newtown. Ua tsaug rau kev qhia tawm cov kev xav no nrog koj cov neeg nyeem thiab cov zej zog.

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      Tsaug @bnpositive: disqus. Kuv yeej tsis xav tias leej twg yuav hnov ​​txog Newtown, CT. Nws yog qhov txawv txav saib nws nthuav tawm hauv xov xwm thiab pom kuv tsev neeg cov phooj ywg tau hais txog nws li nws nthuav tawm.

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    Lwm qhov kev pheej hmoo ntawm kev dhia dej mus rau hauv Kev Sib Tham Txog Kev Sib Tham Xov Xwm ntawm cov dab neeg tsis txaus siab yog tias nws tau dhau los ntawm kev quab yuam - xws li thaum cov neeg sau xov xwm tsaws microphone ntawm lub ntsej muag ntawm tus neeg uas nyuam qhuav xiam ib tus neeg hlub. Silence feem ntau tsim nyog dua.

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    Peb tuaj yeem ua li mob-li ntawd nrog kev tshaj xov xwm. Ob peb teev rau hnub ntawd peb xav tias yog tus kwv. Xav txog tias yog cov neeg caij tsheb npav nws tuaj sib tw tweeting los ntawm yuav tau nyeem lub tweets - thiab yog tias tus neeg tua tseem tau ciaj sia. Hu tau phem tshaj li.

    Thiab Richard Engel. Kuv tuaj yeem pom vim li cas NBC muab xov xwm kev tso tawm dub nciab rau nws kom txog thaum nws raug tso tawm. Yog tias nws tau xau ib qho sai dua uas paub tias yuav muaj dab tsi tshwm sim rau nws.
    Cov Ntawv Xov Xwm Hauv Xov Xwm pib tawm ib qho dab tsi uas lawv hnov ​​thiab cov xov xwm tshaj tawm pib hla cov kauj ruam txhawm rau txhawm rau txhawm rau ua kom tau thiab tswj lawv tus kheej ceev, hloov mus rau kev zam txim rau kev tshaj xov xwm zoo li yog lawv ua tus coj kev lag luam tsuas yog ua kom muaj feem rau lawv cov neeg txhawb nqa. Ib txoj kab nqes nplua heev.

    Tseem ceeb dua - zoo siab koj cov phooj ywg thiab tsev neeg muaj sia nyob ntawm Lavxias pab pawg lub log ntawm #Newtown rau hnub Friday. Nws tsis ua rau qhov xwm txheej nyuaj siab tshaj plaws thiab nws tsis yog ntau ib suab thaj suab thaj los pab cov tshuaj kom poob qis tab sis tsawg kawg y'all tuaj yeem qhia lawv zaj dab neeg thiab tsim txiaj rau cov neeg 27 (kwv yees 28 tus tuag tag nrho - 1 uas nws lub npe yuav tsis txhob hais ib zaug ntxiv).

    Thiab paub koj, bromance, koj yuav hwm lawv hauv cov qauv.

    Qhia rau kuv paub qhov kuv tuaj yeem ua los pab, tshwj xeeb yog tias nws tuaj yeem muaj ntau dua nrog Twitter & Facebook!

    - koj tus mentee

    Finn

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    Hi

    Qhov no yog xov xwm ntau blog & Kuv tau txais kev paub ntau yam los ntawm blog no. Thov kom nws tau tshaj tawm.

Yuav ua li cas koj xav hais tias?

Qhov Web site no siv Akismet los txo cov kev pabcuam. Kawm li cas koj cov ntaub ntawv tawm tswv yim tiav.