Twitter the ‘nail in the coffin of Web 2.0.’ The future of individual media in the age of the individual… a future when individuals become brands. People with skills are able to sell their skills on the network. I call this real time social media. – Andrew Keen
Mr. Keen focuses on the new age of individualism where we are the commercial product. A mixture of what he calls,
Darwin and Marx at the same time.
I can understand his point and witness individualism in action with the whole Ashton Kutcher and CNN’s race to a million followers on Twitter, or the feudal aspect of Twitter with Hugh Jackman’s $100,000 charity challenge. Though to dismiss the power of the masses to the strength of a singular identity may be a bit premature. Facebook constantly bends at user requests, look at the latest fiasco and innovation is driven by the needs of the many. Plus can you replicate this power of the masses in terms of Twitter followers? That we do not know…yet.