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Pakistan Hates Facebook; CBS Loves Twitter

May 20th, 2010 — 3:17pm

Social media is everywhere (seriously, we can’t escape it). It’s caught at an interesting crossroad of recognition; is it a fad or a legitimate medium? I have to believe it’s the real deal. Besides the simple fact that my job depends on its survival, a couple of current events suggest that social media is thriving.

If you didn’t know it, today is “Everybody draw Mohammed day” on Facebook. The numbers the group has reached fascinates me. It’s jumped 50,000 fans in one day. What’s more is that Facebook is the driving medium for the group. They have gained so much attention that the sovereign state of Pakistan has banned Facebook. That’s right, they banned Facebook. I think the concept of drawing Mohammed is mediocre, but that’s where Facebook thrives. The marriage of an average concept with the ease of Facebook is bolstering causes that wouldn’t survive in other media. In other words, social media is changing non-movements into strong movements.
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