We’re a good seven years into social media spreading and it has generated a huge impact in many ways yet it still feels like it could be a bunch of bologna.
One thing’s for sure, we’re beyond having to rely solely on major media outlets to tells us what’s happening in the world, although for the most part social media parrots established media and at best augments it with authentic voices from bystanders or insiders. It also has us augmenting or adding media to the meaningful relationships and family in our lives. I like this part!
I think social media can really help people fight back against companies and governments, more than maybe the advent of the telephone, but it seems lots of tech and media has done this over the centuries. Our times are about more awareness, more access and faster pace of change. Still feels like a crapshoot, so play to have fun!!