Social Media: A New Era

By now you have heard that ‘You’ are Time’s person of the year.

The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting take on what this really means. After going through a series of statistics that illustrate that few are actually using social media in any serious way, they conclude:

“What the media revolution and Web 2.0 have really done is create a new and interesting class of media. It’s not mainstream – at least not yet – but it certainly isn’t “You.” It’s actually more “Them.”

I think Time’s choice speaks more to the deeper meaning that the web has brought to our culture. When the printing press was first invented, it is likely that few were reading these books right away. But it was the dawning of a new era.