By Ahmad Jawad
Writer is Chief Visionary Officer of World’s First Smart Thinking Tank ” Beyond The Horizon” and most diverse professional of Pakistan. See writer’s profile at http://beyondthehorizon.com.pk/about/
The video might be taken as a global example for agenda based traditional media whether in USA or Pakistan or Syria. Social media is not free from agenda or biases but only difference is that the “MIKE” have been shifted from 30,000 media houses to three and half Billion people. Chances of placing or controlling agenda through a few media houses in a region was and is a established possibility under the power of influence and money but placing and controlling agenda through 3.5 Billion people is almost a ” Mission Impossible “. Those critical of social media may recall ” Truth was a casualty and Monopoly was life Style” before Social media. Yet social media is not a digital switch of truth, you still have to explore and identify truth in the ocean of information.
Social Media is an opportunity, It’s a challenge, it’s a threat, it’s a fear, it’s an addiction, it’s a machine interface of humanity, it’s a digital switch, it’s a technique, it’s an art, it’s a monopoly breaker, it’s a rise of new monopoly.