Scott i’m sorry you had to deal with a break-up over the internet! Social Media is like a new form of language now. More people are probably tweeting, “liking” pages,posting on someone’s wall or changing their relationship status more than talking and saying a simple hello.
Look at the Riots in London… On the day of the shooting, a peaceful protest flared a bit, and then with the use of twitter, facebook, texts, and news reports the criminals and other scandals saw the opportunity to cause a public unrest and some looting. And something small turned out to be a complete disaster.
The guy who tweeted the occurence that lead to the Death of Osama Bin Laden is another example.
Last week I attended a media panel and a quote that is still embedded in my head is “back then the users would search for news, now we have to follow the users for the news”.
Below is a great article by the economist on how social media has created a revolution.
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