tisdag 12 oktober 2010

Gladwell skriver klokt om sociala medier

Malcolm Gladwell (författare till bl a Tipping Point, Outliers och Blink) skriver en intressant artikel i The New Yorker om sociala medier och aktivism. Den är läsvärd - inte minst för dem som tror att hög aktivitet i sociala medier med automatik innebär djupt engagemang eller går att översätta till personligt engagemang IRL.

"The kind of activism associated with social media isn’t like this at all. The platforms of social media are built around weak ties. Twitter is a way of following (or being followed by) people you may never have met. Facebook is a tool for efficiently managing your acquaintances, for keeping up with the people you would not otherwise be able to stay in touch with. That’s why you can have a thousand “friends” on Facebook, as you never could in real life.This is in many ways a wonderful thing. There is strength in weak ties, as the sociologist Mark Granovetter has observed. Our acquaintances—not our friends—are our greatest source of new ideas and information. The Internet lets us exploit the power of these kinds of distant connections with marvellous efficiency. It’s terrific at the diffusion of innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, seamlessly matching up buyers and sellers, and the logistical functions of the dating world. But weak ties seldom lead to high-risk activism."

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