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The power of Social Media and its danger

This is one of the best #TED videos about #SocialMedia taking a critical look at it – from one of the starters Wael Ghonim of the #arabianSpring who puts it in very concrete messages.

#attention versus #quality in posts – is what we blame media for – but we do exactly the same.


Here are his to 5 conclusions in short:

1. We can not handle rumors

2. We create chambers of like minded

3. Others are also humans

4. Opinion change is hard because of speed of conclusions

5. Shallow statements win over discussions


I had the same experience, when I first used IRC chat in 1997 – connecting to people around the world. I was sure this transparency and connectivity can heal the world. Why, because history (mehr …)