Is Social Media Making You a Better Person?

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Scott Stratten, President of UnMarketing Inc., joins the Social Pros Podcast to discuss his new book, The Jackass Whisperer, and reveals what you can do to silence the jackassery you experience at work, at home, and online.

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The world of social is filled with jackassery. Beneath almost every post, tweet, caption, and video, you’ll uncover an infinite pool of vile comments left by faceless individuals we like to call trolls.

It’s time for a jackass rebellion. Sure, it’s almost impossible to escape jackasses at work, at home and online, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help to stop the worldwide jackassery epidemic. As Scott Stratten points out, if we want to stop some of the jackassery, we need to start by looking in the mirror.

In his new book, The Jackass Whisperer, Scott spills the hard truth - If you can’t spot the Jackass next to you or anywhere you happen to be present, then the Jackass is probably you. We create our own noise and we have to be the change we want to see in the world, both offline and online.

In This Episode:

  • 03:59 – Scott breaks down the concept behind his new book, The Jackass Whisperer
  • 08:09 – Whether social media creates or exposes jackasses
  • 10:51 – How social has made us both better and worse people
  • 15:37 – A few of Scott’s favorite ‘jackass moves’ on social media
  • 17:29 – How jackassery levels differ across different social media platforms
  • 27:40 – Why silence is one of the biggest jackass moves
  • 30:26 – Tips for dealing with online jackassery

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