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Well, I am not really impressed with Facebook so far. Too much noise, too little signal, lots of vanity stuff in there to really interact.

Tools as facilitators? I'll have to think about that one. A room/space is a room. The facilitation occurs by human means... or doesn't it?

Wouldn't you say that speech is an early form of social media?

And the telephone was the social interaction evolution of the 20th century.

And Facebook is another platform for social interaction.

Social media is as old as community itself. Tools are no longer necessarily platforms in their own right, rather they are facilitators of interactions as old as humanity itself.


Thank you. Like the telephone, social media is a tool, not the conversation but as you put it so well, a room in which to hold that conversation. Communications tools don't solve anything; they facilitate solutions.

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