Mediations: Philip Young

  • Mediations comments on public relations theory and practice, with an emphasis on social media and communication ethics. Philip Young is project leader for NEMO: New Media, Modern Democracy at Campus Helsingborg, Lund University, Sweden. All views expressed here are personal and should not be seen as representing Lund University or any other organisation.

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    Nice article, Philip.

    The ethical pitfalls of social media are also a topic the current Euroblog survey. We are looking into some of the questions raised by CIPR. Unfortunately, we can only contribute the answers next year, after the consulting deadline, because the survey is still running.

    Well said. At heart, communications is neither about the medium nor the mesage; it's about people. Once people get over the shock of the new, they'll realise that new technologies are rarely fundamentally different (that's why I've always said that we don't need policies on using the fax machine.)

    I think I agree and well spotted that the main difference between ghosting offline from online is that you are argubly more likely to get caught online.

    With that in mind do we need a top-down code for a medium that does sufficiently better than traditional ones in policing itself?

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