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social media options

Action: ​Always choose your actions carefully while keeping in mind your ultimate objectives. Poorly conceived actions often backfire.

  • Do Nothing: As strange as it sounds, sometimes the best action is no action. Attracting unwanted attention instead of avoiding it is called the "Streisand Effect."
  • Media Response is reacting to a social media problem on public forums in the hope of turning public opinion in your favor. A media response can be on social media and/or mass media such as television, radio and print. It can be as simple as responding to a negative comment on Yelp! or as complex as a full-blown public relations media tour. 
  • Confrontation: The key is to apply enough pressure to let the other party know you are serious, but not so much that they immediately retreat to a defensive posture or double down on their attack. 
  • Legal Action is the use of the law to achieve your objectives with a social media problem. It is rarely in the form of a full blown trial like you see on TV. The vast majority of cases are settled long before that. A social media problem can often be resolved with a single negotiation by your lawyer. Other times it requires the filing of legal papers, mediation, or going to court. A well-crafted legal plan should focus on ultimate objectives and anticipate actions of the other party. The law is designed to help aggrieved parties, so do not hesitate to use it to your advantage. 

All information on this website is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Ninomiya Law, PLLC and Kent Ninomiya only provide legal advice to clients when there is a valid engagement agreement signed by both attorney and clients. The principal office of Ninomiya Law, PLLC is located in Round Rock, Texas. Ninomiya Law, PLLC is responsible for the content of this website.

Prevention: Preventing problems from ever happening is always the best option. Most social media problems occur because a user is unaware of a social media danger or is not sufficiently concerned about the consequences. 

  • Terms & Conditions: They dictate what you can do on social media websites and grant the websites permission to use your content. Not all terms and conditions are the same. Read them. 
  • Passwords: Using weak passwords or using the same password on multiple websites can expose you to hacking, ransomware, and identity theft.  
  • Privacy Settings: Surprisingly few people use privacy settings even though they are simple and can keep you much safer on the Internet. 
  • Digital Profile Cleaner: ​Refers to the deliberate sanitizing of your social media presence on the Internet. It is especially important when you expect to be scrutinized on social media. 
  • Social Media Education:​ Essential for young people growing up on social media, parents concerned about the dangers, businesses trying to raise their profile while avoiding legal pitfalls, and everyone else who uses social media. 
  • Social Media Strategy: We developed a 10 Step Social Media Strategy for individuals, children, students, and families. It can be customized for individual needs.
  • Social Media Policy: We developed a 7 Step Social Media Policy Plan for businesses, organizations, governments, clubs, and schools.

Determining your options when dealing with a social media situation can be confusing and emotional. Feelings of anger or fear can provoke hasty decisions that harm ultimate objectives. In fact, knee-jerk reactions to a social media crisis can make problems much worse and create new problems that did not exist before. The key to success is to carefully consider all your options and select the best for your particular circumstances. The list below contains links to some options you could pursue. The list is split between preventative measures and social media legal action. Please note that this website provides general information and nothing on it should be considered legal advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified licensed attorney when dealing with a legal issue.