What Is The Social Media Revolution?
The Social Media Revolution:
Is Social Media just a fad? Or could it be the biggest thing since the Industrial Revolution? Either way, this video doles out Social Media facts and figures that are too hard to ignore.
Many years ago when blogging was still in its infancy I predicted it would become the greatest invention since the Gutenberg Printing Press. I could see a train a-coming and couldn’t wait to jump on board.
Was I right? But who could have predicted the runaway train that it has become today.
Back then I saw it as a self-publishing medium for the masses. Freedom of speech, democracy in action and citizen journalism all wrapped up in one.
But today we are seeing it turned into the playground of big business. We are told Social Media is all about trust and ROI. Average people are even turning their tweets into dollars.
Consequently, privacy advocates warn us of the cost that our new media toy will have. Big brother is watching … government, business, law enforcement and employers are searching our name and making assumptions about our character, buying habits and the friends that we keep. A huge database is being created out of “public” information that we freely give.
Speak now and forever hold your peace.
So is it really a good thing? Is it a train that we all must board, or will it just end up running over us?
What do you think?