I’m hosting this panel for Social Media Week on Friday, 3pm at Google NYC, you should come check it out. Here’s the details:
Malcolm Gladwell’s New Yorker article “Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted.” set off a firestorm online. Some feel he unfairly maligned the role of social media when it comes to social and political movements. Social networks are tools that can help amplify, organize, and educate us about social and political movements. However, is the role of social media for activism and around events like the Egypt revolution overblown? Is it disrespectful to call it a “Facebook Revolution” when the majority people on the streets protesting for basic human rights are not even on the Internet? We will debate the role of social media leading up to and during these kind of events and what the proper context of social media should be.
Moderator: Anthony De Rosa