Enjoy this Mashup of our show and The ZetaMining Show with Warren Whitlock (Forbes Power Influencer, Radio Host, Author, Speaker, Blogger, www.dailywarren.com) and Brett Bumeter (Professional Philosopher, WordPress CMS Guy, www.softduit.com). …And a quick Thank You to our sponsor, TribeBoost! A great way to grow your Twitter audience with relevant and quality people. Learn More Here, and be sure to use Coupon Code “unscrambled” for 15% OFF the first month
The episode started with Brett asking about how to handle inaccurate media reports going viral on social media. After much discussion on the nature of the news and knowing how we can (and should) filter information we concluded that:
- We must look to those people we trust to filter out good vs. bad information
- The most trustworthy people are the ones who admit to errors as opposed to those who blame others for their mistakes
- Our national news media is not doing its job of communicating what is true and what is false
- The best way to handle an argument online is to let it happen until it gets too out-of-control and threaten to cut the conversation off (Godwin’s Law came into the conversation here.)
- Chris quoted Jane’s Addiction who said the news is just another show
Next we talked about getting social media mileage off dead celebrities. David talked about his posting on his personal Facebook page — not professional — and how he got tons of likes and shares, far more than anything he posted on his personal page before. Here’s the text of what he wrote:
It’s not often that a celebrity death punches me in the gut. Obviously I never knew the guy. But my heart is truly broken today. Not just because he just *felt* like family to so many of us. It’s also because many of his movies — Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Hook, What Dreams May Come, to name a few — conveyed some simple, eternal truths: Life is wonderful. Life is precious. Live, love and laugh. Laugh at yourself. Laugh at the world. It’s okay to cry too. But above all, don’t ever stop laughing, and don’t throw it away. Because somehow you will get through it, no matter how dire the circumstance. You might even laugh about it some day in retrospect. There was a genuine hopefulness in his movies. Sadly, his reality was nothing like his movies. Many comedians suffer from depression and use comedy as a way to mask their realities. It seems he was no different. Knowing that this world was too much for him to handle is beyond heartbreaking. RIP Robin Williams.
While Warren said that everyone must broadcast their opinions on everything — especially celebrity deaths — David said he did log his thoughts about Robin Williams but didn’t make it about himself but the audience, which is the key to using social media correctly. Warren also said that talking about suicide and imploring people to seek help does not actually help.
Digital Business, Content Marketing and Social Media Expert, Top 10 of Forbes list of Social Media Power Influencers, Growth Consultant, achieving real world business goals from digital marketing. Speaker, Blogger and Marketing Strategist.
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Brett H. Bumeter, LLM is the President & Founder of Softduit Partners. Brett Bumeter is a business developer, wordpress developer, writer, blogger, and works in YouTube SEO. He has written tens of thousands of articles, run social media marketing campaigns, built, launched, repaired and salvaged several business over the last two decades, and he works from a WiFi Fishing Dock.
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