Social Media Revolution

This video was produced in 2009 based on the book Socialnomics by Erik Qualman. There have been two newer versions since this original..

Social Media is everywhere these days. people would be lost without Twitter or Facebook. It’s the quickest way to ask a question and to get an answer from all around the world. Social media is so powerful that it was used in Egypt to help start a revolution. The social media trend feeds into the instant gratification we have now in society. It enables people to not have to wait to find out the news or events. You no longer have to turn on the evening news to find out what’s going on around the world. You can log on to Facebook or Twitter and get the information while it is happening or soon after. Unfortunately it can be used in a negative way as well. Recently in the news I have heard of a lot of cases of bullying on Facebook and Twitter and some of the attacks have been so bad that it had led to suicides. As well as people leaking videos and photos that were suppose to be private. Social media can be a wonderful tool, but also a very scary enemy!