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COLLINS – Social media: positive influence or demonic scourge?

Amanda Todd took her own life after being cyberbullied.

Amanda Todd took her own life after being cyberbullied.

I AM NOT an expert in social media. There are those I work with who understand this better than I.

collins-colhedThe need to publish all our thoughts, all our emotions, all the details of our life, to a universe that is largely unfeeling, largely uncaring, and fraught with danger.

Social media, and there are many faces, have proven to be tremendous communication tools. The idea of instantly communicating information, even more quickly than dialing a phone number, has caught on with younger demographics in a way that no one foresaw, except perhaps the few who pushed forward the development of Facebook, Twitter, etc, because they saw what could be accomplished.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

1 Comment on COLLINS – Social media: positive influence or demonic scourge?

  1. http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/tech-social-responsibility-1.3890242
    This is another interesting op-piece worth the read.

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