Can social media change the world? A fall two-part series
hosted by the center, in partnership with the iSchool's Center
for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI)
explored this topic. In the wake of Malcolm Gladwell's piece in
The New Yorker, which challenged the assumption by so many
social media 'experts' today that Twitter truly is driving a
revolution, panelists offered their opinions.
The consensus reached by the panel at the November 14 event
was that relationships-not social media-are what cut through the
clutter and encourage people to organize around issues they care
about. But, social media is a way of building those
relationships more easily today.
Watch the video below for more highlights from the fall