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This is an excellent short video about how Social Networks are fulfilling some basic needs that we humans not just desire but need as social beings.
And it's very depressing.
It's message is pretty dark and when I watched this first I was mildly depressed because the final message appears to be hopeless.
However what the video fails to address is that social media is in its infancy and it we are beginning to see the advent of the next generation of what social media is doing for the world (peer to peer colaboration). Yes there is a desire and evidence to show a lot of facebook friends are collected rather than focusing on the quality of friendship in the real world. But with the emerging collaborative economy real world friendship and relationship are been made.
I have only rented out my house on Airbnb once and it was an absolute treat (it will happen again once my housemate leaves in May). But the friendship formed from just this one interaction has been amazing.
I believe that the collaborative economy will open up the world to the old ways of trade and looking after each other and bonds and friendship that exist in the real world will blossom.
Thanks Azmir and @cypherone_tw for the video
Amazing video about how social media affects us... And my quick analysis... Its not all bleak. @azmirfakkri @cypherone_tw
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Ken Finnegan is a strategist and technology enthusiast from Dublin, Ireland. He has a passion for Collaborative Consumption.