We’ve heard of the Information age and it’s impact on society, industry and technology, I believe an equally influential subset to this should be considered the Social Media Age. Specifically the exchange of ideas, movements, propaganda and culture through the various forms of interactive media that are now infused with our daily lives. With the recent boom in mobile technology people across the globe are now connected on a 24/7 basis. Social media has drifted from the original use of personal information and now is filled with matters of societal, political and global significance. You can look at most any of the major recent events whether it be ISIS, The Arab Spring, Brexit, the 2016 Presidential race, BLM and undoubtedly see the fundamental role social media has played.
That being said I thought it would make for an interesting discussion to veer away from the more partisan subjects that have been dominating this forum and examine the phenomenon in a more objective manor to discuss the past and future impacts this will have on the world.