Social shaming on Social media Rules.

Your voices are stifled for long. Social Media has given you the power to be finally heard. You don’t need access to a media mogul now and you can do social shaming all by yourself.

Some basic rules you need to follow before destroying someone’s reputation by social shaming.

Let me cite a sample tweet.

Tweet — “ I want to kill anyone who call’s me a creep”

Jumping to conclusion and Social Shaming.

Now this person, is being stifled and you shouldn’t come to the following conclusions.

1. He is a Psycopath because he wants to kill someone.

You can ask the following questions to decide this.

Has he threathened you or any person you know off. Is he history sheeter?

OR

2. Oh, since he doesn’t like to be called a creep, let’s call him one or maybe he is one.

Same goes for this one. Has the person creeped you out ?

SKIN IN THE GAME

In short, if you personally (directly or indirectly) have no information about this person, you are in no way harmed. Then you have “no skin in the game”.

If you still decide to defame the person, you don’t have clarity on the cause. You are cashing #metoo moment because your voice is more powerful than his.

So, use restraint and let the real issues come to the fore.

However your gut instinct tells you to go ahead and shame the person. You feel you will be doing the moment a favour. Then another rule should be followed. This is below.

if you have same chance of losing your reputation or credibility than you have skin in the game.

If you still don’t understand skin in the game concept, you can read Taleb book on the same.

Twitter is on fire with the India #metoo moment. Some of the sensible voices I am copying below. Men also need to be defended an have a right to justice.