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October 17, 2008

Porn is less popular than social networking and other "social media is a fad" facts

"Those of us with considerable real-world experience are often at an advantage relative to young people, who are comparative novices in the way the world works. The mistakes novices make come from a lack of experience. They overestimate mere fads, seeing revolution everywhere, and they make this kind of mistake a thousand times before they learn better. But in times of revolution the experienced among us make the opposite mistake. When real once-in-a-lifetime change comes along, we are at risk of regarding it as a fad." - Clay Shirky in Here Comes Everybody

In other words, I agree with Jeff.

Some other stats to help you make the case that social media is no fad:

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3 comments:

Porn Student said...

The world isn't becoming addicted to porn as some have been afraid it would.

Ben Martin, CAE said...

But are they becoming addicted to social networking instead?

Caron Mason, CAE said...

I agree, it's not a fad anymore than telephones, cell phones, or the internet are fads. Social media is simply a new way to communicate--an evolution of the technologies listed above. What I think will happen is that it will continue to change and develop. Maybe it will seem like a fad because newer technology for social media will come along and replace the older technology, but people are the heart of it all, not technology, and it’s still going to be social media at its core.