The hype cycle and the diffusion of innovation theory also reinforce the adaptive qualities of new innovations. Achieving critical mass for certain innovations will arguably seal their tenure to becoming commodities i.e. TV and telephone but, it doesn’t shield them from the constant demand for ease of use and autonomy.
I wonder if some find it discouraging that Moore’s Law has stood the test of time; at the risk of sounding too philosophical, I can’t help but wonder if money or passion is the driver for it all, I guess it might be a combination of the two but to address the more practical side of social media, I think it is fair to conclude that social media offers a tremendous amount of transparency that seemingly gets flooded by the tremendous amount of communicative flow. Notice I used the word ‘communicative’, instead of ‘informational’. I remember hearing that reading a page in a book under candlelight plays a different role on your perceptive ability versus reading the same page through the back-lit screen of a Kindle. What is the connection? Social media lacks the informational integrity but rather serves as a newsworthy harvest that is saturated by unnewsworthy weeds. The speed at which communication spreads through social media is quite impressive; this is its greatest victory. Rightly so, it follows the historical progression, from the message embedded in the pigeon’s mouth to the telephone cable being networked across country, social media is the multimedia, wireless, individualized and grouped, first degree, second degree, third degree digital blab party that is here to stay. In conclusion, I expect change to change with the unchanged.