Dawn of a New Digitial Age - Twitterisms & Our Social Demise
During his live stream Kutcher made a comment that I found to bevery interestinig and it made me think. He stated something along thelines of this being a historical event and achievement, not for himpersonally but for society because he said it marked the ability ofindividuals being able to no longer depend on conglomerates for theirinformation and news. He compared it to obtaininig a informationalfreedom and being able to connect with people in a way never beforeseen.
I really don't know where I fully stand on this. As a secretconspiracy theorist I genuinely believe that the government and mediasources clearly seek to control every aspect of "news" we receive forthe reasons of public opinion control, money, population and partydivision and numerous other reasons. I however am not fully sold on theidea that connecting with a million people on a social network andeveryone having the ability to share "news" in an effort to spreadawareness or gain attention is a great leap forward either.
As we move forward in this ever expanding universe of technologicalprogression we have to decide how we really balance and define human"connection" and what we consider news. Twitter in a huge sense doesoffer both, a way for individuals to offer a mundane update about theirtedious day and also a way for people to quickly spread info aboutissues that matter to them.
In our effort to become relevant as individuals in the disseminationof news and information will this spell out the end of our need andcraving for huge news organizations like CNN to tell us what we aresuppose to care about or is this medium of online social togethernessin all its forms (facebook, twitter, myspace, etc) just another form ofcontrol and distraction?
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