Smarts critique smarts who share with smarts who thumbs up or down or comments.

Trump pro/con critiques Trump pro/con who shares with Trump pro/con who thumbs up or down or comments.

Blue/Green/Red critiques Blue/Green/Red who shares with Blue/Green/Red who thumbs up or down or comments.

#metoo jumps the niche.

Or does it?

 

The Social web overtakes, exhausts, exhilarates, spreads, connects, reinforces, divides.

Hash tag power.

Deep in the niche, it’s easy to forget those without the time or equipment or mind space to be in the game.

 

Hello net neutrality!

Goodbye!

 

What happens if we don’t trust The Social?

 

People eat together, pray, argue, dance, watch, listen.  The physical space of community is an opening frontier where we will turn to share and make our stories.

 

Written originally for “Predictions for Journalism 2018” from Harvard University’s Nieman Lab, compiled by Josh Benton.