DirigoDev - 6:41 pm on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: DirigoDev at 6:59 pm (utc) on Jun 13, 2011]
The Internet, in theory, is a many-to-many communication tool. Since its inception it quickly rose to become a fast and inexpensive means of content creation and distribution. Although it is labeled a many-to-many medium, this is not exactly true. Think about it. Some one person or again a collection is behind creating the content. If it is a blog, tweet or video-blog then it is more of a broadcast medium or one-to-many medium then even radio or television as one individual is solely creating the content for distribution. With social media, it is now possible for a few like-minded people to gather around like-minded ideas or content and share like-minded comments or entertainment-akin perhaps to sitting around a cozy and comfortable campfire in the old West (well, that’s a stretch). The communication is one-to-one as well as one-to many. Like it or not, the NEW web is the readability and write-ability of the Internet - an interactive Internet that provides 24/7 ability to share, store, produce, network, communicate, collaborate, and learn – wired or not. Much of the dialog is stupid. Some is not – thinking of the Arab Spring. I’m afraid that the era (characterized by a long and distinct period of history with a particular feature or characteristic) of social is here to stay. @ddogg, us old Internet people need to get used to a social web. Embrace it or we’ll get left in the dust.
[edited by: DirigoDev at 6:59 pm (utc) on Jun 13, 2011]