September 20, 2013
From the prolific iconic comedic actress Carol Burnett who stated, “Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.” Social Media and the power of content creates a life of its own once posted. The importance is to have a duality within content that provides inclusive voices to deliver multiple points of view. The acknowledgement that “Social media needs to be more inclusive: Experts” needs amplification.
It could be considered that the technology is inclusive and that no one is prevented from placing voice on the web. Further, it can be assumed that content is free and flowing yet, we live in a digital divide and lessening of literacy in which content and media is based.
Technology is reflective of society. What ills and/or equity is in the world that too is a part of the Internet.
Business Standard revealed an illuminating fact from “Digital Empowerment organised by the American Centre and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), founder-director Osama Manzar pointed out that information leads to economic prosperity and inclusion should take place beyond language and culture.”
Manzar said, “the social media often work as a tool to pressurise the government on several socio-politico-economic issues. “I think social media can be divided into three categories – social commerce, social governance and social activism.”
The realism of the internet and content is it must be fed by the users and utilitarians that can master the abstraction and algorithms poised by search engines and big ad buyers that radicalize top counts.
The undercurrent and ability to master this social voice is reflected in the disparities that the world grapples every day. Inclusion is relevant and necessary to give voice to the many that are segregated or unheard and objectified.
Social media has the beauty of being faceless wrapped in code, lines and photos that bridge gaps. The pulling of social media is the accessibility to tools, technology, applications and wired society to sync and link.
“The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.