Social Media and Strata

In today’s connected world we rely heavily on social media for news, personal interactions, announcements and more. This webinar looks at the use of social media in strata and outlines the pitfalls to watch out for, as well as demonstrating best-practice for using social media in a strata and body corporate.


 

Top 3 takeaways for

  • View Social Media Content as a Written Document

This advice seems counter intuitive but it helps with records keeping and access. Think about how the tweet, post or even video could later on be part of your scheme’s records and the implications this might have for things like property values or personal reputation.

  • You Don’t Know Who You Are Dealing With

Social media is great if you want to keep a low or fake profile. This means that the person you are engaging with about your strata scheme or issue could literally be anyone – including your sworn strata enemy, a member of the committee or perhaps a contractor who is operating covertly. Don’t give everything away to a stranger.

  • Take a Break

Unfortunately we are becoming more and more aware that continued use of and exposure to social media can have harmful impacts on our mental health. Consider taking a break from either using or consuming social media if your strata-related engagement is getting over-heated or you are finding the interactions relentless and negative.

 

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Frank Higginson
Partner & Director @ Hynes Legal

Frank has extensive experience in strata law and is an active participant in the body corporate and management rights industries. He regularly presents at industry events and offers thought leadership on why strata and body corporate disputes need to be resolved in a different way.

 

 

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Chris Irons
Director & Consultant @ Strata Solve

Formerly Queensland's Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management, Chris ' experience in dealing with strata issues and resolving conflict in body corporate is unmatched. Chris bring unmatched experience to the table as well as a unique perspective on solving issues in strata. Chris now heads up strata consultancy firm Strata Solve.