Example of poor use of social media: The above Twitter post by an organization called Save Animals Facing Extinction.
“Poachers are hunting elephants in extinction. We could lose them FOREVER! Should we stop poaching immediately?”
Then, in a box, “Should We Save Elephants From Extinction?”
Short answer: I suppose. Slightly longer answer, with a caveat: Yes, if we can eliminate the above inanity, possibly by having the idjits who came up with this campaign trampled by a herd of rogue elephants.
Even if one ignores the insipid questions, “Should we stop poaching immediately?” and “Should we save elephants from extinction?” (But won’t someone think of the illegal ivory and elephant-foot wastebasket industries?) the link in the Twitter post takes you to a … petition page, where you can add your email address and zip code.
That’s it. That’s how Save Animals Facing Extinction is going stop poaching and keep us from losing elephants forever(!)
The organization has a decent website, with links on how individuals can contribute money, but you wouldn’t know it from the Twitter post. You have to find it on your own.
Endangered species have it hard enough; this sort of tommyrot makes a mockery of their plight.