Carefully Crafted on September 19

The Challenge of Social Media Humor

Conveying humor through social media is a challenge. When it’s done well, it can be really effective. However, if it’s misinterpreted or your intent is unclear, you leave yourself open for criticism. A Twitter account associated with Ohio State University’s Student Wellness Center learned this first hand this week. A quick recap:

View the story “Sex Jokes: Social Media Humor or Inappropriate?” on Storify

What do you think? Did the Wellness Center go too far? Or were they being clever in trying to educate this captivated audience of students? Does the fact that this Twitter account is an official account of the Ohio State University mean it should be held to a higher standard? I want to hear your opinions. Tweet me or leave ’em here in the comments.

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