Social Media Etiquette

Feb 24, 2020

Recently on the Kiwiburn Facebook Group, a member posted an interesting article about the toxicity of call-out culture, prefacing the link with these words, which resonated with us:

“It’s fun to feel angry at someone who you think has done something wrong, but it sucks when a bunch of peeps dog-pile on a person based on incomplete or inaccurate information.

I think our community can do better than public call-outs and angry dog-piles, and we know that calling-in, and responding to people with empathy and compassion, helps important discussions to move in ways that are way more productive and way less traumatic for all.”

Thanks Zee Derelikt, your post was well received by the community. And almost every day since that post, our community has ended up in some form of a dog-pile. The Facebook Group is not the place for you to call out your friends, partners, ex-partners, politicians, campmates, flatmates, landlords or volunteers in order to criticise or shame them. 

There is an expected etiquette on social media, which is really just manners and common sense. There are also Group rules. Read them here. 

If you don’t know all the facts of a situation, don’t make assumptions, and certainly don’t use threatening language when discussing other community members. It is all too easy to hide behind your keyboard and dish out your own form of social justice based on an emotional rant light on facts. Kiwiburn will not tolerate this behaviour. Group moderators use the tools available to ensure rules are followed.

We have had a lot of posts recently with links to events for profit. These are always deleted. If your event is ticketed, though a fundraiser, that is OK. Keep topics relevant to Kiwiburn and the community – think before you post. You can always use your own Facebook profile to post memes, photos or your opinion.


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