10 Ways Social Media is Transforming our Culture and World
It’s 2012, and yet I feel more calm about our future than ever before. The Internet has saved our asses, and we should celebrate. I’ve been on the Web for a long time, but every once in a while I have one of those tremendous moments when I have a mental flashback to these last 20 or so years… It happened today… one of my favorite Adele songs, writ large in a YouTube fan culture spectacular. Someone had pruned the 71 best YouTube covers of the track from the 350,000 or so available. Woven into a mash-up of all the covers in perfect synchrony. A Snippet of Magic I think it must have been magic that produced it. I mean, even if I had the skill, would I spend that time on a small gift to the Internet? But that’s what we’ve been doing. Leveraging the power of six degrees of separation. Uniting in common purpose and effort in ways that we had been rapidly losing. New Possibilities Created by Connections 1. 2. That will serve us well. 3. 4. We learn from each other. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. That’s amazing.
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