Social Media

December 9, 2007

The world has changed a little in the way we share information. Just today a prominent blogger and technology reporter died after being in a coma for more than a week. The guy was 42 and his name was Marc Orchant.

There are already twitter posts, blog entries and even news stories permeating the electronic world.

It’s scary in that nothing is kept secret and that even events like a tragic death are known immediately all over the universe. It’s comforting in the way people have responded.

Even people who knew him peripherally or not at all have written touching and insightful pieces about his contributions to the world. And that’s the real power of social networking.

It’s not only about selling gadgets (see CNET, Engadget and other random tech sites), but social networking is about people and the way in which people have connected over Orchant’s death is all the evidence anyone needs.

More to come…