Social Media and how it arrived into today’s ability to have instant communication. This is a great look at how it started and where we have now arrived.

Empirical Leanings

Girl_listening_to_radioSocial Media has become a catch phrase that basically describes how we communicate today. We barely think about what that phrase means any more. There was a time not too long ago where most “media” was not “social” but “social media” has been around for almost forever! These days we don’t question what it means to be social and every site, tool, app, service provides some sort of mechanic to make you be part of the “social” ecosystem. In a series of blog posts I want to explore and question the very mechanics we use to be social in each of the major services. What does it mean to you and to me and how do you use it to promote your thoughts, ideas and social networks. But first, let’s set the stage.

“Pre-Social Media”

When we talk about pre-social media, we’re talking about one-way media systems such as radio…

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