There’s so much great stuff in this video that I couldn’t not post it. (And Lefsetz is right; that quote about Ashton and Ellen on Twitter is incredible.)

I have to say, though, that I don’t think the video looks deep enough. Yes, social media/networking is a fundamental shift in the way we communicate — but my question is what’s causing that shift in the first place? It’s partially technology, but as Clay Shirky says:

“A revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new tools; it happens when society adopts new behaviors.”

More on this idea is coming soon.

Your thoughts go here:


0 Replies to “Is Social Media A Fad?”

  1. m says:

    wow, great video, and love your thoughts. hmm, you have given me much to think about….

  2. interesting stats. i really like the moving text display. wonder what they do that with.

  3. josh Allan says:

    I’m not sure, but I would imagine they built this is some kind of video editor like Final Cut or something. (If anyone out there knows, kindly share your wisdom!)

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