Hello chumps, long time away and from your messages it's clear I've been missed. Sorry I didn't mean to go MIA but as life's clock ticks, it comes with it's very own challenges tick-tock-tick. Anyways, my time out has given me a lot of refreshing waffles and I will share them right with you. First though, I met someone, a writer based in Ghana, we hooked up and it was bliss - surely that's a thing for another day - anyway we had a nice conversation and gave birth to a sort of Waffle. Today I team up with Soje Adeniji (Ayo) to Waffle on one of society's monsters, Social media. Enjoy
Sharpman: The world before it was "discovered" by Columbus was a settlement of tightly knit colonies, coexisting with a valuable and ever present ethic - communal living. Everyone knew each other, knew his affairs and surely life was easier even for those Vikings who lived in harsh weather conditions - I mean you never heard Beowulf complain of a lack of companion - the world was a settlement of villages.
The discovery made the world bigger, vast and with that discovery, village settlements became cities and no longer could one know everyone in his community. But much like man, constantly trying to tweak things we set out once again to turn the world back to a village - a global village this time. How can a man unite Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas, Europe ( and Brexit if you will), Oceania, and the USA and make a village out of them? Social media
Ayo: What comes to your mind when you hear the term “Social Media?" Perhaps some people thinking about the media that makes them able to meet and communicate with people around the world. While some others think social media is the channel that gives them the chance to send and receive an abundance of information, news on sports, style, world economy, music etc. Others think that social media is about getting updates from people - celebrities many times - who we follow on events they're involved in, what movie set and what designer designs their clothes or even the more juicy gist, who they're dissing or beefing and maybe someone else out there thinks social media is a part of a new marketing strategy. Whatever your pick, social media has become an essential part of our day to day lives.
One striking consistency with social media is "following".
Sharpman: Governments of the world may find governance just that bit much easier if they governed from Twitter where following the government reforms is only a click away.
Countries across the world celebrate from time to time independence, 4th of July USA, Canada 1st July, Brazil 7th September, Chile September 18th, 1st October Nigeria, 6th of March Ghana and so on. But how independent are the indigenous peoples of these nations Ayo?
Ayo: Trends and media traditions, #mcm, #wcw, #tbt, and now in these parts of Africa it's the #BlackAndWhite challenge. We all seem to be doing what we are asked to do, when we are asked to. Some sort of impulse and
More on this when we return next week.
From me and Sharpman, have a sweet sweet week ahead.
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