The way that some are revelling in the big dumb brain theory got me thinking how the hype around social media is nothing more than an old story with a new spin on it.

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5 thoughts on “Danger 2.0

  1. Amanda,
    I guess it depends on when you consider the bubble to have started or popped. In any case, I was completely unplugged until 2000.

  2. Amanda,
    It just occured to me that you were digging on me with that comment. I guess that’s why I should stay away from blogs right before bed.

    Anyway, the tech bubble was what it was because the technology was new and few understood where they could viably go with it. We’re over that hump, and if there’s anything certain about user-generated-content is that it’s not going anywhere.

    You see, that’s the difference between the tech bubble and now: back then things were top-down, and now it’s more of a two way channel. The point is that the people find value in online technology because they can be part of the process. That’s why the future of online media necessarily has a UGC component. The only way to eschew that kind of outcome is to eschew new media altogehter, and let’s face it: that isn’t going to happen.

  3. Chris,

    The phrase used over and over up until the tech bubble broke was “paradigm shift.” The evangelists were convinced that business was never going to be the same. CONVINCED!

    – Amanda

    PS Ya know, bubbles occur when the current generation has forgotten the last one.

  4. Business isn’t really the same anymore, Amanda. But that’s cute, about generations forgetting their predecessors. It reminds me of the debate over what is the more astute an observation: that people who don’t remember their hisotry are doomed to repeat it, or people who do remember it are doomed to repeat it.

    Ooh, ooh, but can I play the “profound wisdom game” too?

    Don’t stand in the doorway
    Don’t block up the hall
    For he that gets hurt
    Will be he who has stalled

    The difference between me, Amanda, and all those other paid hacks out there, is that I’m not saying that it’s going to be this way or that. What I’m saying is that it’s going to be different because of this or that. The only thing that I’m promising/predicting is change itself, and if history or generational divides are any indication, that’s a pretty safe bet to make.

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