The How Social Are You Podcast
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Welcome to The How Social Are You Podcast where we ask the question, are we more or less social because of Social Media? Your host Mark Lindheimer, an Executive with Luxury World Traveler, one of largest and most influential Instagram based luxury lifestyle travel companies in the world, discusses one of his favorite topics: Social Media. Mark interviews people from all walks of life on how Social Media has impacted their lives and their businesses as well as exploring new trends and advancements in Social Media.
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HSAY 015 - Mark Lindheimer | Social Media and Fear
HSAY 015 - Mark Lindheimer | Social Media and Fear Quote: "and just remember you can be more social." Transcript: Hello everybody this is Marki Lindheimer your host and welcome to podcast episode number 15. I'm just leaving a meeting and heading back to my office that I'd share some thoughts about social media and fear. It's been something I've been thinking about for a while. If you spend any time on Facebook or Twitter especially and you look at the trending topics or you look at the news of the day there's always, almost always a polarity to the discussion around a particular topic. It could be political, it could be social, it could be whatever and you know there's always an opinion, everyone has an opinion and in some cases those opinions can be very strong and strident and you know aggressive on both sides of the Issue. It occurred to me that in many cases these types of attacks that result in this discussion that goes on, especially on controversial issues, can be difficult for people to grasp and I was wondering where did these attacks come from, where do does this anger and aggressiveness come from and you know really it really always, almost always comes from a place of fear and fear is a powerful motivator. It drives action and behavior and social media is a great place for, or not so great place for, fear to be displayed in a very aggressive way and we've just gone through an election, I’ve talked about this a little bit, very divisive, very polarizing. The candidates were really difficult to accept on either side of the of the aisle and you know the discussion around those candidates was very aggressive and attacking and and angry in many cases depending on who you're supporting. You know really i think a lot of that comes from fear. Fear comes from the information that's available and how we consume the information and there's a term called con