Archive for May 11th, 2010
Not sure whether, or how, to respond to an article, blog, or comment you see online? Let this decision tree help you.
This web-based decision tree is adapted from the ‘U.S. Air Force Web Posting Response Assessment’ that was created by the Air Force Public Affairs Agency and put into the Public Domain. Click here to view the original (the chart is the last page of the PDF).
Is the post positive and/or balanced?
You have discovered an article, blog, comment about your organization, hobby, domain or interest. What is the date on the post, is the post still relevant?
You can provide a factual and well-cited response, which may agree or disagree with the post, yet is not factually erroneous, a rant or rage, bashing or negative in nature. You can concur with the item, let it stand, or provide a positive review.
Do you wish to respond?
Is this a site dedicated to bashing and degrading others?
Is the posting a rant, rage, joke, or satirical in nature?
Are there erroneous facts in the posting?
Is the posting a result of a negative experience?
Avoid responding to specific posts. Monitor the site for relevant information and comments. Notify your organization if applicable.
Do you wish to response with factual information directly on the comment board?