by Robert Bond
Malcolm Gladwell has a new piece in The New Yorker on social media and activism. I have linked to it here.
In the article Gladwell makes a lot of assertions about how people use social media and what it is/isn’t useful for doing. Most of these assertions are not based on research; rather, they seem to be based on what he assumes about how Facebook and Twitter are used. This is a great article to get some hypotheses about how people actually use these types of media!