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It’s just the evolution of language

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on January 11, 2011

I was asked if I thought social media was dead, my response was that it never really was. To me  it’s just the next evolution of the human language. At first we had pointing at things and our body language to communicate. Then we had pictographs on cave walls, which evolved into the spoken word. After which the written word and the printing press arrived…..

Social media is just the wider dissemination of human communications facilitated by new technology – just like books once were a new technology. I wonder if they had some buzz word for the common book when it arrived? The fact that the tools were new and shinny prompted us to name them, put them in a definable category, when all it was (is?) was the evolution of humans talking and sharing ideas.

Is social media dead? I’m not sure, what I am sure of is that humans are social creatures and there is nothing more we enjoy than socialising in any way we can.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Steve Sammartino and Tony Mack. Tony Mack said: RT @sammartino It’s just the evolution of language: I was asked if I thought social media was… http://bit.ly/h3uJ0Z #entrepreneur #in […]

  2. Trevor Young said, on January 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I do believe it was me who asked the question :)

    Trevor (@trevoryoung via twitter)


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