Cold coffee and society 2.0

04Jul07

Cold CoffeeI have spoken in the past about Jonathan Hargreave’s thoughts around society 2.0. After many internal discussions, Jonathan has taken the leap and started a new blog – in his first post he believes that society 2.0 has become a bunch of critics.

Often what I like about a blog is the discussion and comments that go along with a post – this is when I find you can really get to the crux of a debate. In this post, comments were plentiful. One of these, by Peter Kirwan, particularly sparked my interest when he explained that Society 2.0 brings:

Theoretically more rapid discussion of problems, leading to rapid prototyping of new policies (in politics) and products (in business).

Personally this scares the hell out of me. I am worried that this instant vocal opinion creates an environment where there is a knee-jerk creation of policies based upon reactive thinking. Are people really analysing the problem at hand and giving it good thought before coming to a conclusion or are they just jumping on a bandwagon because it is more important to be heard first rather than to have a late but learned opinion.

Perhaps that’s the problem – historically the natural way that media was created allowed opinion to formulated over a short period of time before it hit the public domain. In today’s 2.0 world – opinion has to happen instantly. This has innevitably created a loud ‘hysterical’ voice that any number of people can contribute to – and as a result maybe the wrong policies are prioritised by businesses and politicians.

I doubt Jonathan will be posting several times a day (or week for that matter) but I am certain that each one of his posts will provoke a great deal of debate.

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