Rajdeep Sardesai has dumped Twitter after a week of high octane “abuse” by trolls. He’s not the first and certainly not the last to be burnt by the polarized echo chambers on social.

Rajdeep Sardesai. Image courtesy: IBNliveRajdeep Sardesai. Image courtesy: IBNlive

Rajdeep Sardesai. Image courtesy: IBNlive

“There has been a campaign of abuse in last one week and it has been extremely personal, and apparently DMs have been sent from my account which I haven’t sent so I have informed Twitter about it. I have temporarily disabled the account till they sort out the issue and tell me what has to be done. If a police complaint has to be filed, it will be filed. Anyways this is a good break,” he told The Indian Express.

What does this mean for us? What lessons can we take back to our social media habits? It’s one thing to use social media platforms and quite another to nuance your usage and get the most out of the extraordinary reach and access it gives us to people in power and plain old democracy. Hope you enjoy this Facebook Live primer.

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Rajdeep Sardesai quits Twitter; what are the social media lessons for us?