(Report) Social Media Crises On Rise: Be Prepared by Climbing the Social Business Hierarchy of Needs

» Posted on Aug 31, 2011

What’s a crises? We did analysis on the list of social media crises aka “punkings” to find out what went wrong, why, and what should have been done. First, a workable definition on Social Media Crises for this report: A social media crisis is an issue that arises in or is amplified by social media, and results in negative mainstream media coverage, a change in business process, or financial loss. To refine further, while crises may happen on a daily basis we wanted to focus on crises that had the actual outcomes: We categorized each crisis according to three severity levels: Level 1 is for crises that result in negative coverage in mainstream media; Level 2 is for crises that result in negative coverage in mainstream media, and a significant response or change by the company; and Level 3 is for crises that result in short-term financial impact.

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