I see a lot of comments on various social media, many of which are offensive and ill-thought-out. Of course, people do need to be wary of what they are shouting out on public fora, as it can have damaging consequences, not only for those unfortunates on the receiving end of abusive comments but also for the commentator. Badmouthing can seriously damage your career. See this item about the impact on Toby Young of some ill-advised comments.
Of course, if you hold public office or are speaking on behalf of a place or a group, you need to be circumspect. Social media can make
Luckily, we don’t get much of this on our social media pages on Bude & Beyond. We are happy to listen to different opinions, and informed views, of course, and it’s really great that our high expectations of engagement from our readers/users are usually adhered to. We don’t do lowest common denominator on Bude & Beyond and you are the people who help us to keep it that w
So a big thank you to you, our readers, for your continued responsible social media use.