Malcolm Gladwell’s take on social media makes sense

There’s an interesting debate going on right now about the power (or lack thereof) of social media as agents of social change, spurred by Malcolm Gladwell’s article in the New Yorker which I recommend reading.

Of course this spurred an immediate response on the internet, but here’s an article that I think summarizes the debate and addresses it in a way that I think makes sense: In short, social media’s great for connecting. But it’s only when you take those connections and build them into actual relationships away from social media that they become meaningful.

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