OR: Social Networking and Real Life: Which is the Dog and Which is the Tail?
It has occurred to me recently that life may indeed actually be imitating social media and social networking in many ways. It may sound ridiculous, but have we actually created and fed a resource that is controlling the our behavior and personal development- making us dumber in the process? Here's some examples:
- In general, more people have less regard for spelling, grammar, or professional communication than a decade ago.
- Consumer Branding strategies are now being implemented by individuals in what's called "personal branding".
- People are generating greater numbers of shallow relationships and fewer deep and meaningful relationships.
- What is written on MySpace Facebook LinkedIn etc, is being quoted in reputable news channels.
See my next post on informercials for a good description of what I mean.
I'm interested on what others think about this premise- does the online social world reflect the behaviors of the real world? Or has the real world changed it's behavior based on the success of online worlds?