By Nic Gibbs |Staff Writer|
Professors, professionals and academics ready to write off social media as a waste of time – I urge you to reconsider.
For now I feel alone on the social networking frontier.
Not once in my time here, and I am graduating in June, have I taken a class that has shown me how to harness the power of social networks.
The issue is not the medium, but how we use it.
When the printing press was invented it allowed the world to spread news and information at an unprecedented scale. When print became the dominant medium ,Socrates, the great orator he was, saw it as a tool detrimental to the academic community. He was the exception.
So here is my plea.
Help make us experts on how we can utilize these great new mediums in ways other than satisfying our selfish desires. Get on these sites and use your experience and skills to give us tools to use Facebook instead of writing articles and books explaining how Facebook is further destroying the minds of our youth. Join the Facebook revolution.