Is Social Media a Fad?

I tend to side with bloggers like Dave Truss and Shelly Blake Plock, who see the advent of social media as a revolution in authorship that is transforming the way the world exchanges information. Whether politically, academically, or economically, information and access to it, and the ability to process it meaningfully – never mind the opportunity for everyone to create it – translates swiftly to power, and today’s technology is creating a tangible shift that is being felt in each and every field, not least of these: education.

There are some staggaring statistics in this short video which make the case that social media is the greatest shift since the Industrial Revolution.