Both of the hash tags identified in the title are social media identifiers to call out the dangers and risks related to activities (most notably livestreaming) when operating a motor vehicle. For those which have followed Parent Dome on Periscope.tv/Parent_Dome you are already familiar with our advocacy and intervention related to the #DontStreamAndDrive campaign.
We recently became aware of the #StopDD through a social media notice about a scheduled blab.im sponsored by the Streaming Lawyer, Mitch Jackson. I am familiar with Mitch Jackson from his live streaming on both Periscope and Blab. In fact, I used to view and participate in his Periscope broadcasts. Unfortunately, either my participation didn’t resonate with Mitch or he was critically focused on his messaging that he viewed my comments as a distraction. Either way, I had decided that, that my participation was not desired as I was never recognized and chose to not participate further.
As I mentioned, Mitch is also well known on the social media platform Blab. The Blab format afforded me another ability to participate in the conversation, whereby others could possibly interact with my comments and observations. On a few occasions I participated in blab discussions which had synergy in the Parent Dome messaging or topical interest. Unfortunately, regardless of my desires to interact with Mitch Jackson or his audience directly on camera, that has not been afforded. I shall assume that for whatever reason, I will remain a spectator.
As a proponent and advocate of the #DontStreamAndDrive campaign, I reached out to Mitch in support of the #StopDD campaign. While this is not the primary mission of Parent Dome, it is an element which is related to Digital Citizenship and Digital Stewardship.
I had the opportunity to attend a scheduled blab on the topic and listen to the discussions along with participate in the chat. The Blab experienced technical issues and I was not afforded the ability to take a seat and participate live with the host or co-host. Shortly after that, I had been tagged in a Twitter post associated with the #StopDD campaign, specifically referencing bullying in the campaign efforts. I chose to respond to the posts and also provide a Periscope broadcast to provide some unavailable Tone to the Tweets.
So many are on social media promoting the value of engaging in the experience, but too few are discussing the risks, threats and permanence of such an experience. The propulsion is to expand social media celebrity on platforms that are devoid of morals and ethics. Sitting on the sides lines watching a social media storm erupt specific to bullying in the #StopDD campaign, I was afforded wisdom to maintain distance.
I will continue to be an advocate on both campaign’s #DontStreamAndDrive and #StopDD, yet, I will measure diligently my relationships with others involved or sponsoring the campaign. My comfort currently resides with the #DontStreamAndDrive campaign personally, for those who began that campaign have a worldview which I know, understand and have both accountability and transparency. #StopDD I have no such visibility.
I did want to share, that Mitch Jackson did make a thoughtful blog post on the topic and it is worth reading.