Brief observations on social media

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Brief observations on social media

  1. 1. Social Media:Two Observations and Two Conclusions Prof. Steven L. Johnson @StevenLJohnson http://stevenljohnson.org/
  2. 2. 1. In the last 100… 1,000 … 10,000 years…
  3. 3. …. human nature remains unchanged.
  4. 4. … human beings are social animals.
  5. 5. … human beings are social animals.
  6. 6. … who use all available tools to communicate.
  7. 7. 2. Societal norms are ever changing…
  8. 8. 2. Societal norms are ever changing…
  9. 9. 2. Societal norms are ever changing…
  10. 10. Two Concluding Thoughts:"I see no hope for the future of our people if theyare dependent on frivolous youth of today, forcertainly all youth are reckless beyond words...When I was young, we were taught to be discreetand respectful of elders, but the present youth areexceedingly [disrespectful] and impatient ofrestraint."
  11. 11. Two Concluding Thoughts:"I see no hope for the future of our people if theyare dependent on frivolous youth of today, forcertainly all youth are reckless beyond words...When I was young, we were taught to be discreetand respectful of elders, but the present youth areexceedingly [disrespectful] and impatient ofrestraint.”(Hesiod, 8th century BC)
  12. 12. Two Concluding Thoughts:"I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent onfrivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyondwords... When I was young, we were taught to be discreet andrespectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly[disrespectful] and impatient of restraint.”(Hesiod, 8th century BC)“The future is already here—it’s just not veryevenly distributed.” – William Gibson
  13. 13. Prof. Steven L. Johnson @StevenLJohnsonhttp://stevenljohnson.org/Photos from http://www.flickr.com/commons No known copyright restrictions.

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