Bitchbook is the new Facebook

It seems as though Facebook is being exploited as a tool to air your dirty laundry which undermines the whole point of arguing or debating – confidentiality is not the greatest asset of social networking, but it seems people enjoy having random strangers read their posts. It is also the perfect platform for slagging people off and then pretending to be their friend in real life.

To be honest, nobody really cares about these little spats and it clogs up the friend feed with useless information. At the same time it’s also a risky business – Twitter and Facebook and monitored more than ever by employers and social media professionals, and if you’re not careful it could have an impact on your career, employers, or in the case of a certain footballer and his super-injunction, the law.

It still amazes me how some people have a very contrasting personality – slag them off on the internet and they won’t find out, then befriend them as normal. Surely they can view the posts or perhaps people enjoy the bitchery that goes on through social media.

If people really want to stir things up, then Jeremy Kyle is a good alternative…

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About Cuts, News and Views

The site’s author is a student at the Birmingham School of Media and a journalist for both Birmingham Budget Cuts and Sony Music Entertainment. He is a PR consultant as well as having worked for the BBC. The author also contributes on a freelance basis to The Times and The Guardian. Dean Hill is a member of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Posted on May 28, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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