Social Savior or Villain?

Twitter, Blogging, Facebook etc. are being branded as the bad guy – fuelling riots.

Is it really?

Or is social media bringing to justice governments or simply giving people a voice now because they want a say. Tired of being silenced perhaps and not having a chance to include a voice by not offering online voting or government interaction online to decide laws and governance for the people, by the people. Isn’t that true and real democracy?  Time to include your citizens in opinion and choice perhaps? I think so. But this transcends to business and organisations: would a business benefit if their receptionist told the CEO what they thought of them or how they could better run their business? User Valued Input. Decision making in realtime!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-09/social-media-helping-spread-london-chaos/2831638

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2 Comments

  1. Good points!

  2. On a personal level, I have not always been the biggest fan of social media. But having a voice is great. Have an opinion heard from someone that might not always be the most opinionated person is definitely a plus. On the back of my mind I still feel that the “fall out” might be greater


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