The Water Cooler – Live-Streaming On Social Media, Should It Be Reconsidered?

March 15, 2019 12:00 pm · 11 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour.

The terrorist in New Zealand live-streamed the murder of 49 people on Facebook. The video remained on Facebook for 17 minutes, and has since been redistributed online.

QUESTION: Do you think social media outlets should reconsider offering live-streaming to their users?

Talk about it….

Jess March 15, 2019 at 12:22 PM

No, of course not. But people should reconsider murdering other people…

AnonZ March 15, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Yes. It seems there have been many instances of crimes being committed while streaming live. But they will just record and then upload if they can’t go live, so I guess I don’t see that helping the situation either.

itsme March 15, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Doesn’t matter. Facebook is using AI to monitor content and these types of programs are totally inadequate for the task right now. There’s also too much content on FB to have human eyeballs check even a small percentage.

If it was just pictures or videos, same problems.

S March 15, 2019 at 12:40 PM


Bob Foo March 15, 2019 at 12:55 PM

No regulations necessary. In fact, many idiots self-incriminate by streaming their crimes. Easy evidence.

Giddyup March 15, 2019 at 1:12 PM

At the least, there should be a 10 second delay where it all went by a “moderator” before going live. I think it is sick the way it is, in the worst possible meaning of the word, and will be the undoing of the platforms that support it, if not the whole internet. It’s also sickening.

The Mamba March 15, 2019 at 1:58 PM

Yes, please

Kirkwood March 15, 2019 at 2:58 PM

People who respond to click bait deserve what they get.

ZZ March 16, 2019 at 10:02 AM

Live streaming isn’t just used for horrific actions. Why should those live streaming for good things be punished?

And like others have said, it’s better than CNN (and other news) because it’s untouched and in cases of negative live streaming, the idiots incriminate themselves.

look at me March 16, 2019 at 12:18 PM

The social media should be taken down. It is nothing but garbage and has ruined many peoples lives to the point of them not being able to do much of anything. Many youngsters too are stuck in this trap each day.
There will be a need to have re-hab for these people some day.

Pyrrhus March 18, 2019 at 8:32 AM

How could you even enforce that? Unless you are saying we shutdown the internet completely which would put the US into an economic collapse that it would never recover from. Social media is a great tool if you used properly. This is something that needs to be taught to both children and adults alike. In fact, it’s the older adults that post the most fake news on facebook and say the most embarrassing personal things.

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