03
Jan

Emergence and Social Media: Grokking the conceptual connections that make social media powerful



My age, background and retiring disposition have made it hard for me to “grok” the fundamentals of the new waves of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). But once I made the conceptual connection between the nascent science of Emergence and where social media seems to be heading, its potential is beginning to come into focus for me. This connection was initially established for me by an hour of must-listen radio from the RadioLab website (one of my favorite destinations for mental floss). Initially broadcast in 2005, the program is fascinating in its own right, but it also outlines the conceptual underpinnings of social media in biology and psychology in ways that bring it home in a profound manner.
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2005/02/18

One Response to “Emergence and Social Media: Grokking the conceptual connections that make social media powerful”

  1. victoria says:

    Hi Phillip,
    Thanks so much for posting this link. I popped over to the website and can’t wait to listen to it. I appreciate your candor and I too have been grappling with the new trends in regard to social media and my business. You are leaps and bounds ahead of me and so very cool to boot. Thanks! Victoria