Musings and Mumblings
The inner monologue of Kiley Fischer
I wouldn’t call it a waste of time…
Categories: Class work

Clay Shirky, I’ll admit it — you can bore me to tears.

You do, however, have a solid point.

I love the idea of social media being used for a positive outcome.  We see so much negativity on the internet anymore from anonymous bloggers.  Why waste the extra time you have by harassing someone you’ve never met anonymously for fun?

A girl was sent a letter by an anonymous follower that told her parents she was a lesbian…instead of letting her do it herself.  The video has since been removed, but the point is, how is one using their time positively when they think sending an anonymous letter to someone’s parents is a productive thing to do?

Josh Groban’s fans know what’s what.  The fact that they are able to have such a positive force in the world — all thanks to an encouraging use of social media — is such an uplifting story and gives me hope for the world that I’ve lost in recent years.

It also makes me want to make a difference.

Which leads me to my next post…


1 Comment to “I wouldn’t call it a waste of time…”

  1. Jessie says:

    I think you’re making a really solid point here Kiley. While I was reading these chapters, I found myself looking back to the social media calls to action that prompted the revolutions in Egypt and Libya. It’s amazing that forums like could prompt huge calls to service and charity, but it’s even more incredible that social media created a few new governments…

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