Is Social Media Over?


This post is inspired by the facebook update by my long time social media friend Dr Gwenn. And, I know that this post is going to sound like I'm an "old guy" of social media ("Hey kids, get off of my lawn" LOL). I started blogging six years ago, and, at that time, the community was very small - especially the medical social media community.

But, as the natural evolution of media goes, as things get more "mainstream" (however you define that), more and more commercialization comes about (defined by Dr. Gwenn above as corporate robots). With that comes discussions about topics like this: "Scheduled tweets: Yes or No."

So, do I long of those "old" days (just a few years ago) of medical social media? Of course. It's getting more and more difficult to navigate through the fluff to get to the quality content. It's even gotten to the point where there have been apps and sites created to help us sort through the information overload.

This entire whiny post can be encapsulated in the video below from one of my fave cartoons of all time: A Charilie Brown Christmas when Charlie Brown says, "My own dog gone commercial. I can't stand it." Yup, that sums it up. And, yeah, I'm talking to you. Get off my lawn you kids LOL