Social Media: One of the greatest contributions from technology to humanity

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA WILL BRIDGE THE RICH-POOR DIVIDE: Well I think Haiti is the perfect example of that! It raised over $21 million dollars and more importantly it raised awareness! This awareness came in the form of jobs for Haitians affected by the quake. Tech companies created jobs for them in tech-camps. I believe social media will raise awareness of what really goes on in developing countries of those in developed countries. It’ll take power away from corrupt politicians and the tradtional media companies they manipulate (CNN and Fox; La Prensa and Tiempo…) and put it in the hands of large social action groups who will expose the truth to american people, Canadian people, german people etc…, who will in turn act directly to bring aid to those who need it directly. Probably via priate enterprise the likes of Google, Microsoft, Digicel, who will think twice before betraying their clients’ trust which means profits for them because of customer loyalty (unlike govnts who only think about customer loyalty once every 4 years)

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