This is a video by Erik Qualman, author of "socialnomics." I have not read the book, but to be sure, the video is a stunning piece of work. But do you believe it? At least its ideology, I mean. Which is that the world has changed because of Facebook. And: If you refuse to jump on board with the cult-like fervor of the rest of us, you are missing out.
I am not there yet. For me, the evidence at this point shows it is in fact the Internet that has changed because of its users rush to social media. The leap from the Internet to the world is a big one.
Here is where Qualman stands, in his summation to a blog post that catalogs the video's laundry list of claims, italics added by me: "The above statistics and 'Social Media Revolution' video tell the story, social media isn’t a fad, it’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate. Please feel free to share with any non-believers!"
I will be following this line in the weeks ahead. What do you think? Does the extreme hype and religiosity of the social media saints match the reality?