Saturday, November 19, 2011
Summary and Response to Malcolm Gladwell's "Small Change: Why the Revolution will not be Tweeted"
There were some concepts that I agreed with Gladwell's article, and there were some that I didn't agree with. I agree that people will not actually have face-to-face interaction with their Facebook friends because out of those 500-600 friends that people have, they probably only talk to 10-20 of them. I think that is just ridiculously amusing. I have a Facebook account myself, and I only add people that I know, or have some kind of connection with them. And its true, I don't even have face-to-face interaction with all of them!
However, I don't agree with Gladwell on the part where he mentioned that social media will never really start a revolution, and he was wrong because just recently, a revolution broke out in the Middle East, and it all happened through the internet through Twitter.