Social media is social but it’s not media

Where equals (or close to equals) get together to interact.
On Facebook it ‘s like a school reunion or a family picnic or an office party. A loose social gathering with no specific interest focus.
On Twitter it looks more like a cocktail party. Lots of subgroups with specific interests. But however it looks, it is not a medium. It’s a social gathering. To twist McLuhan, “The message is the medium.” This is not a broadcast environment. People are not on Twitter for the content. It’s all about the context. And the quality of the conversation is what reigns supreme. And here’s the problem…

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