Social media: the ties that… blind?
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GUEST POST from Chris Martin, @CMPR
While having an amazing “rambling, cover-the-entire world of social media in 90 minutes chat” with @PRSarahEvans today over baked manicotti and steak salad, we arrived at the conclusion that one of social media’s many great contributions to society and culture is that it helps us all move towards a more color blind, gender-blind, everything- blind society.
Sure, this ties into Obama’s election a bit, but when you really think about it, it makes sense. Social media is all about sharing information and ideas in an interesting and concise manner. Hence, ideas are the core of social media—who has them, who can execute them and who can eventually get paid for the ideas—the best ideas, of course.
Social media catches the wave of our multicultural society by emphasizing the importance of what you say and how you say it, rather that who you are. And, while social media does seem to reward the popular among us, it’s not elitist—anyone can collect 2,000 Twitter followers if they put their mind to it and have good content (ideas) to share.
Granted, Facebook and Twitter, for instance, have places for everyone’s profile picture and who among us hasn’t been guilty at peeking at a hot girl’s or guy’s profile picture and following him or her, rather than that balding 46-year-old with the face made for radio. So, we’re not perfect but we’re moving toward a more perfect union and aren’t unions what social media are all about?
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