Social media has never been hotter. Forget White House briefings—more national news is being generated on Twitter by President Trump than from the Oval Office. He has even brought a new demographic to the platform.
For everyone else, the several hours a day spent on social media can be a constant reminder of what they don’t have and will never be.
At its worst, it is a showcase for bullying and a forum for hate, with some groups more vulnerable than others, according to Bailey Parnell, founder and CEO of SkillsCamp. Women get it worse than men, she says, and women of color get it even worse.
In her TED Talks, Parnell urges people to become more aware of the impact on their lives and to understand that social media amplifies both positive and negative emotions.
Social media campaigns, like the hashtag #metoo referring to sexual harassment, raise awareness. Creative content like the Instagram accounts of comedian and actor TravQue and rapper and MTV personality Justina Valentine are propelling them to new levels of success.
Motivational prodigy King Nahh is only 12. He uses his social media to inspire people around the world. He has advice for parents: educate your child about cyberbullying and its consequences.
From Instagram antics to viral videos, the influence just keeps getting bigger and bigger. So how do we cope? This episode’s panel weighed in on that question.
FEATURED CAST: LISA EVERS, Host and Executive Producer, Street Soldiers https://twitter.com/lisaevers
BAILEY PARNELL, Founder & CEO, SkillsCamp https://twitter.com/BaileyParnell https://twitter.com/SkillsCampHQ
TRAVQUE, Actor, Comedian, and Social Media Influencer https://twitter.com/TravQue
JUSTINA VALENTINE, Singer-Songwriter, Rapper, MTV Personality https://twitter.com/JustinaMusic
LUCKY CHURCH, Entertainment Consultant and Public Relations Expert https://twitter.com/LuckyChurch
NYEEM “KING NAHH” HUDSON, Motivational Speaker https://twitter.com/KING_NAHH
KELLY GROGLIO, Creative Director, Mungo Creative Group https://twitter.com/KGroglio