Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Will social media change history?

(from imb)

An interesting side effect of social media, on historians' view the past.

«There is a cliche that many people often share about history, and how it is written by the victors. The conquerors across the world, for the most part, are the ones who transcribed the history for others to read.
The history today will be different. With technology and social media, we have the effortless ability to capture our individual truth and experience in minute detail and save it on shared servers for the world to access hundreds or thousands of years from now. Ironically, this fact may make the study of history that much more complicated, as historians in the future will have many versions of truth to study and contrast.»

Note to self: remember to read this again in 2059 and post the answer.

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