The post social age is not the age built after the age of social media, it’s the age built on top of social media.
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When Twitter was still very young (and even still today) I would hear these dismissive statements about how phatic and pointless Twitter was.
Then you read stories like this from the NYT about how Twitter is changing political regimes. No not by itself but to dismiss the power that a platform like Twitter has is short sighted.
Unlike other media, Twitter has allowed Saudis to cross social boundaries and address delicate subjects collectively and in real time, via shared subject headings like “Saudi Corruption” and “Political Prisoners,” known in Twitter as hashtags.