A quick thought for everyone hearing about how social media ….

—->  “Is great for contests where people will get their friends to vote for _____.”

—->  “Incentivizes ‘influencers’ who get their networks to do _____.” (actual sentence)

—->  “Is powerful because people will leverage their connections to _____.”

All I ask is that folks think about the implications of manipulating customers/visitors/guests to manipulate their friends, families and networks.

My friends are not your marketing fodder.

Be careful when you mess with what people care about a lot more than they care about your brand.

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