Thursday, November 29, 2007

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em… Join ‘Em.

Recently, I’ve seen a number of snarky commentaries on the rise and overtake of social media. This includes videos and blog entries from both social media users and industry experts.

It seems that both of these groups have realized the impact of web 2.0 and the implications for the future and decided to take a light-hearted jab at themselves. Check ‘em out for yourself:

Facebook Network News – Posted by a sketch comedy group:

New Media Douchebags – This sketch was found on a marketing industry video blog:

Although these are quite playful, I wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing the emergence of a small movement for the demise of social media. The powerful hold social media has on society is undeniable, and with every rise to power there is always opposition. And I’m not just talking about a “Down with Facebook!” club. I’m talking about a real throwback to the old ways… think knitting circles. Evidently, the movement is already taking form:

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