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SOCIAL MEDIA REVIEWS
We don’t have much time to use Social Media because we are busy serving many thousands of satisfied customers.
Thankfully the vast majority of our customers are competent, trustworthy, reliable and honest people who don’t have “axes to grind” and don’t “go online” to broadcast everything they do and everything they think.
(Normal people who would probably post positive reviews but don’t feel the need to do so).
We are not beyond accurate criticism but we have become aware of some negative and inaccurate bile posted by some spiteful people who appear to be sulking in frustration.
(Probably because we refuse to supply them)
Interestingly we notice that the complainants are usually “serial reviewers” who post comments, usually negative, about almost everybody who has had the misfortune to have had dealings with them.
(Perhaps they are just sad people with nothing better to do - or maybe they think it excuses them from paying their bills)
We could stoop to their level and embarrass them by publicising why we refuse to supply them but they usually do a perfectly good job of humiliating themselves so rather than waste time correcting their inaccuracies with individual replies, we will merely comment about the benefits and disadvantages of Social Media.
Social media provides a platform for people who could not otherwise afford to get information into the public domain. When it is used responsibly it can be a great benefit to society.
Because it is largely uncontrolled it can be misused - sometimes by dangerous and misguided people - to publish falsehood and prejudice to mislead and incite gullible followers to jump onto their bandwagons
(This is often simply described as “fake news” - but it has already caused many serious problems for society.)
Some people fail to realise that they are advertising their own ignorance, others humiliate themselves by broadcasting their “personal problems” in the futile hope of obtaining sympathy.
(We are sympathetic to those with “personal problems” but we are not a charity nor are we social workers or psychiatrists)
People who post inaccurate comments can usually do so without being challenged because the people they libel have better things to do than to stoop to their level.
LIBEL WITHOUT LIABILITY
People who post inaccuracies are often impecunious and unlikely to be worth suing for libel.
(Litigation can be time consuming and expensive)
Many people who read social media reviews are much smarter than some of those who publish them.
THE UNEXPECTED BENEFITS - FOR US
The smarter people recognise inaccuracy - so when they have finished laughing
They contact us and become customers.
OUR MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE WE REFUSE TO SUPPLY.
Please continue to publish your amusing libel – you are increasing our income.
But don’t irritate us too much or we might be tempted to publish WHY we refuse to supply you.