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Social Paranoia: How Consumers and Brands Can Stay Safe in a Connected World

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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 a
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Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 co
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 c
Rizelle Rivera
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 t
J.D. DeHart
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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. Wi
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, UK) is a published author, freelance writer, poet and (occasional) musician with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not working on his next release, he can be found reading and reviewing books for his award-winning book blog,, while trying not to be distracted by Wikipedia. His releases include No Rest for the Wicked(supernatural thrille ...more