Social Media Revolution

My co-blogger, Norman Marks, posted this clip on his Facebook page. It is very interesting. I’ll start by saying that I do not know the sources of the data — in fact, I have serious concerns about the veracity of some of those stats. (For example, “Studies show it’s [Wikipedia] more accurate than Encyclopedia Britannica.” I just don’t buy it and, even if true, it understates the notorious inaccuracy of Wikipedia. This is brought home by a subsequent quote that indicates Wikipedia has just over 156 entries per hour. I’m sorry, that does not speak to me of quality.) 

Ultimately, this is an ad for a blog and a book. But, accuracy notwithstanding, the message is still good. And, as a bit of foreshadowing, pay close attention. There is something else going on here that bothers me that will be the source of a future blog entry. 

This serves to drive home my previous point about social media. As auditors, we cannot afford to ignore it. As business people, we cannot afford to ignore it. And as human beings, we cannot afford to ignore it.

Thanks for the link, Norman.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009 by Mike Jacka

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