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What shocks you about social media?

Posted on: June 6, 2014

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This video highlights eleven “shocking facts” about social media.

None of them shocked me.

What still shocks me is the resistance in many schools and some institutes of higher education to embrace it or leverage on it.

To deny social media is like not wanting use electricity. You could do this, but if you live in the modern world, why would you?

Social media makes us more connected and is pushing the development of the semantic web. It is driving new economies and providing more opportunities in practically every field. It is also evolving faster than laws and policies can catch up.

The more anyone denies social media (or denies others access to it), the more they are left behind. The greater the distance, the greater the fear and the resistance to try something new.

What shocks me is that this is so obvious and the same old reasons for resisting change still work.

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