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The Social Media Bubble – Umair Haque – Harvard Business Review

Posted in Change,Entrepreneurs,Leadership,Resources by treyfinley1008 on April 8, 2010

People at Harvard are very smart.  They know a lot.  They communicate well.  They change the world with their ideas.  And even if they know much more than I do, it’s OK to have hangups with their very smart ideas.

The Social Media Bubble – Umair Haque – Harvard Business Review.

This author has a hypothesis–the internet is home strictly to weak, artificial relationships.  It is so shallow, in fact, that social media will eventually go the way of the .com bubble and the sub-prime mortgage rate.

What do you think?   What good points does he make?  What’s he missing?  What is he just flat wrong about?

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  1. 2mannasisters said,

    He’s got some good points. I wonder what his hope was for social media. If it’s all wrapped up by Farmville, then I too think it’s a time wasteland. However, I believe that FORMing people is one of the highest honors you can do. To truly listen and ask people about their family, occupation, recreation and message (what they’re passionate about), then social media rocks. It does a lot of the work for you and then you can catapult to better and more meaningful questions if you already know that Joe Smith participated in his 5th marathon last week and his kids were wearing Go, Daddy tshirts. Next time you see him, you can launch into conversation about the amazing weekend and his family without some of the hemhawing that we usually do when we don’t know what’s going on in somebody’s world.

    There’s my 10 cents.
    –Marla


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