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Social networking sites can be scary places. When the whole world is connected, anything can happen and it can happen at lightning speed.

Social paranoia is the feeling you get when you hesitate before posting an update. It’s the feeling you get on a Saturday morning after drunkenly texting your ex the night before. The feeling you get when your friends won’t stop posting about their perfect lives, making your own life look boring in comparison.

Social Paranoia: How Consumers and Brands Can Stay Safe in a Connected World is the true story of how sometimes the updates that you post come back to haunt you. Filled with real case studies and practical advice, it’s a guidebook for everyone who has an online presence from consumers to massive corporations.

Sometimes, people really are out to get you. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Social networking sites can be scary places. When the whole world is connected, anything can happen and it can happen at lightning speed.

Social paranoia is the feeling you get when you hesitate before posting an update. It’s the feeling you get on a Saturday morning after drunkenly texting your ex the night before. The feeling you get when your friends won’t stop posting about their perfect lives, making your own life look boring in comparison.

Social Paranoia: How Consumers and Brands Can Stay Safe in a Connected World is the true story of how sometimes the updates that you post come back to haunt you. Filled with real case studies and practical advice, it’s a guidebook for everyone who has an online presence from consumers to massive corporations.

Sometimes, people really are out to get you. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

10 reviews for Social Paranoia

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Groves

    I got the Kindle version of this book. It’s not the usual genre that I read so it took me a while to get into it. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Definitely worth a read.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Christy Birmingham

    I received a copy of this book in return for a genuine review. This was an informative read! The first half deals with consumer issues with social media platforms and security, while the second half of the book addresses concerns of companies.

    I realize even more now that I’ve read the book how random it is that something goes viral and how easy it is for a social media campaign to quickly turn negative.

    Some of the case studies the author outlined were new to me and reminded me that even big companies make mistakes. I was surprised to learn that some companies put Interns in charge of social media channels.

    A thought-provoking read. I recommend it to anyone who us active on social media, whether it be as a consumer or on behalf of a company.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katie Lewington

    Had I not felt paranoid before reading Social Paranoia I sure did after finishing it.

    I liked that the chapters lead into the other, so the book felt like a very seamless PowerPoint presentation, and with excellent examples, from recent events you will recall, used to labour the points Cobain makes. I think it’s interesting so many of us lay out our lives online, sharing pictures of family, selfies, personal posts on our experiences, and yet while you can delete all of this, a digital footprint can remain, especially if you still keep an old account on a long forgotten social media website. That content could be potentially damaging if ever leaked. Going viral, becoming a meme, and doxing also gave me food for thought. The Grandma rule is a sound piece of advice.

    Practical, and not too technical, Social Paranoia could be given to your Grandma, or your ten year old, who’s begging for a Smartphone this Christmas. You’ll probably learn a thing or two, and would be wise to follow some of the pointers Cobain gives, such as checking your privacy settings and changing your passwords on occasion.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rizelle Rivera

    Social Paranoia is a relatable book especially now in the age of social media. The case studies occurred in real life and this can happen to anyone. With the tips the author provided, we can protect ourselves against the ugly side of social media.

    I commend the author for coming up with such a book which applies to everyone. I appreciate the effort he poured into his writing, especially injecting real life scenarios and his personal experience as well as thoughts, which in my opinion, makes the the subject of social paranoia a reality that we need to deal with.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    J. D. DeHart

    Each time I read something by Dane Cobain, I feel like I encounter something new, either in fiction or poetry…or, in this case, a nonfiction book with research included. I am fairly omnivorous in my reading, so this was interesting and engaging to me.

    Cobain takes the topic of social media and begins opening layers, peeling away at different aspects in each chapter. I appreciated the way the book includes thoughtful tables that summarize content – this is always helpful when reading informational work.

    In the final analysis, I would recommend Social Paranoia as an example of extremely readable research-based text, but also as a book that explores an interesting and relevant concept.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    SLOAH Blog

    Social Paranoia allegedly affects 75 percent of Brits and is a huge issue for almost anyone who uses social media! In this eponymous book, Cobain illustrates a wide range of pitfalls through case studies and pop culture, explains how to use SM effectively, how to minimise risk exposure, and introduces the simple but versatile Grandma Rule. I really enjoyed the anecdotes and case studies; this was a fast, fun read!

    This guidebook is for everyone who has ever worried about their SM interactions. With accessible and contemporary language, and interesting and relevant case studies, this is a book you’ll want to read cover to cover – more than once!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angie

    Really interesting read. Have you ever thought about consequences of actions on social media ? This book has case studies with actions and consequences. How to avoid and lots of useful info. Loved it.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Care Campbell

    Social Paranoia allegedly affects 75 percent of Brits and is a huge issue for almost anyone who uses social media! In this eponymous book, Cobain illustrates a wide range of pitfalls through case studies and pop culture, explains how to use SM effectively, how to minimise risk exposure, and introduces the simple but versatile Grandma Rule. I really enjoyed the anecdotes and case studies; this was a fast, fun read!

    This guidebook is for everyone who has ever worried about their SM interactions. With accessible and contemporary language, and interesting and relevant case studies, this is a book you’ll want to read cover to cover – more than once!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    What I enjoyed most about Social Paranoia was finding out about social media cases, which I had never known about before and gaining an insight on how the user – brand or consumer, could have or did, deal with the issue. A few of the cases, I had already heard about but I still gained more insight regarding them. Although the book is very survey/statistic driven, it still has the personal touch from the Author Dane Cobain, who also shares a few of his own stories and opinions along the way too.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    My Money Cottage

    I could relate to so much of this, I hesitate 99% of the time before I post on social media, in fact I rarely post on my personal channels because I get so anxious about it! Great to know I’m not alone!

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