Here's an outline, setting the scene for a possible future series of videos of what could be a new approach to social media and the world beyond which, for now, I might as well call 'psychosocialcultural media', unless someone comes up with something better:
Introducing psychosocialcultural media (or social media 2.0)
The audio's sketchy (my phone was propped up on one of our plastic garden chairs) and it isn't going to win any awards for delivery or deserve praise of the basis of any concept of a 'pitch', but then that's maybe a good thing. I may be wrong about things in it - some or even all - but this is the way I see things at the moment and the general gist of what I'm saying, while not very comprehensively or cogently laid out, gives a flavour of what it's all about.
One of the intentions of this approach is to give people a better chance to access ways of doing things than they may up to now have had access to, enabling them to begin to get closer to realising their potential leading, in theory, to a better conversation in social media and their lives in general. Although the practicalities need working on and the theory needs more consideration and development, I'm pretty sure I know what to do, even though there's a good chance that no-one will adopt or contribute to any of this for a number of reasons.
That said, I think it addresses key gaps in current approaches, even though I may have been able to explain it better. Not only that, but it may have gaps in knowledge and blind spots which need work on. That might happen, it might not, but I'm convinced that this is the approach that needs to take place if social media's going to even get close to realising its full transformational potential.
Here's a few additional links which might add to things:
This is the article that turned me on to Gandhi as an amazingly intricate and strategically outstanding thinker, with some great things to consider in relation to social media:
Mahatma Gandhi and Modern Civilisation
A good article on Socrates:
The Examined Life and the Task of Public Philosophy
This is the video I mention in my video, which uses the metaphor of an abusive relationship to frame our position with the powers that be:
Stop the revolution, start the evolution
This next link is to the distorted version of reality (start as you mean to go on) I also mentioned in the video, by a Nobel Prize winning scientist calling for a new enlightenment:
It's thrilling to see science take centre stage in the national conversation (The article's actually branded as being in The Observer, not The Guardian, as I say in my video).
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