(Editors Note – November 1, 2010)
Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2010 @ 14:46
Just in time for Mid Term Elections and
a different perspective to consider.
Today’s entry is for some of our more intellectual viewers, yet it is simple enough to be understood by the layman, as one or both of the related terms in the title are of interest to so many.
Yes, you do see a connection between the word social networking, and social-ism, which are on some level actually complementing each other.
Socialism refers to the various theories of economic organization which advocate either public or direct worker ownership and administration of the means of production and allocation of resources………….
Socialists generally share the view that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital and derives its wealth through a system of exploitation. This in turn creates an unequal society, that fails to provide equal opportunities for everyone to maximise their potential, and does not utilise technology and resources to their maximum potential nor in the interests of the public.
The topic came to mind for two interesting reasons.
1. As I search for topics of interest in the social networking arenas to discuss, it again seems like the viewers are more concerned with their own individual pursuits and pursuit of their peers, than the affairs of the chosen elite. (celebrities)
2. Today marks the beginning of the Nuclear Security Summit, hosted by the U.S. State Department, with the largest gathering of foreign
heads of state and dignitaries in The U.S. since the first meeting of The United Nations,with a movement headed by The Obama Administration to eliminate the production of nuclear weapons globally, as well as restricting the means to produce them for all nations globally.
There is much to be said about both online social networking and socialism as people are in fact social which is where the word society stems from, and the economic philisophies of capitalism and socialism have their supporters and opponents as well, yet for the sake of this discussion, keeping it simple, Barack Obama has been repeatedly classified as a
Democratic Socialist, and with the degree of individuals seen forming groups and collectives on online social networking sites, with a focus shifting to matters closer to home, as opposed to projected as important by mainstream media, we can just leave it as is, which is a question.
Will Online Social Networking Lead To Socialism?
In regards to active users online globally, Facebook is ranked #2 , You Tube #3, with Twitter following behind at # 7 globally, according to
Alexa Web Stats.
A different perspective to consider.