Social Media: Is it really a good thing?

Social Media: Is it really a good thing?

Social Media: Is it really a good thing?US president Barack Obama answered questions at a Virginia high school yesterday. And a sentence of him about social media is worth to mention:

Asked by one student how he could become President someday, Obama issued a warning about Facebook. “I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life. That’s number one,” he said.

It is really interesting to hear that kind of a sentence from a president, just 13 years after we started to use the word “internet”, and 5 years after “web 2.0” became a common word.

It is, indeed, “Youtube age”, and all of us, not only the ones who want to be a president some day, have to be careful about the social profiles we build on internet.

Just after 5 years, that “web 2.0” thing is now far beyond its boundaries, and in fact it is a serious addiction that you can see news like “Twitter user says vacation tweets of him led to burglary” and “Trapped Girls Updated Facebook Status Instead of Calling For Help”. Well, that’s not good.

It’s really hard to imagine what may happen in the near future. All we can say for now is, social media is not always a good thing.

İsmail Sarbay

Hekim. Opereyşın'ın kurucu ortağı ve isim babası. Görseli yazıya tercih etmesiyle tanınır. Hobilerine titizlikle sarılır.