Thursday, October 28, 2010

Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted, by Malcolm Gladwell (New Yorker)

[Social media] shifts our energies from organizations that promote strategic and disciplined activity and toward those which promote resilience and adaptability. It makes it easier for activists to express themselves, and harder for that expression to have any impact. The instruments of social media are well suited to making the existing social order more efficient. They are not a natural enemy of the status quo. If you are of the opinion that all the world needs is a little buffing around the edges, this should not trouble you. But if you think that there are still lunch counters out there that need integrating it ought to give you pause.
As always, Malcolm Gladwell offers a fascinating viewpoint. Though a little off topic, definitely worth the read. Pretty sure it'll make you think, and that's what it's all about.

Read the full article here.

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