Culture of Trust in Social Media Networks video

A Google+ Hangout On Air video discussion.


  • John Rakestraw, Life Coach and Author (moderator)
  • David Amerland, Author and Speaker
  • Mark Traphagen, Director of Digital Marketing, Virante

Social media networks like Google+, Facebook, and Twitter have opened up unprecedented opportunities for almost anyone to form huge numbers of personal connections and relationships, and to build influence far beyond their local sphere. But the old issues of trust and trustworthiness are as much in play as they were in the town square of a hundred years ago.

The discussion was sparked by David Amerland’s recent blog post of the same title: The Culture of Trust in Social Media Networks.

Who online should have trusted influence? Who (or what) decides who is trustworthy? How is trust earned and expanded on social media? In the video below the panelists discuss these and many related issues, working toward a culture of trust in social media.