Social Media Social Savior

Earlier this week there was a piece in the New York Times that essentially was a critique of our society.

I don’t want to focus on the critique itself since I’m not a sociologist, anthropologist or politician.

But there’s an idea from British writer Phillip Blond in this piece that bears resemblance to what we commonly believe about social media’s impact on business, marketing and society.

That idea wants to alter our political system to revolve around groups and associations–relationships–instead of merely individuals.

Sounds a lot like what social media does, right? Empowering individuals to connect with their greater communities.

Writer Blond’s belief is that such an alteration would make for a different society. A better society.

Again, I’d like to skirt the broader implication and instead ask:

Has social media made things better?

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