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In this article, Nicholas Kristof brings up some excellent points that we don’t hear people talking about–how current media allows users the ability to surround themselves only with things that matter to them. Could this be an unanticipated out come of social media?

Kickstand thinks that this is an especially interesting issue as the wave of social media rises. Our exposure to issues outside of our field of experience or comfort bubble can be, if we want them to be, very limited.

Maybe we don’t need to talk about or fully understand this social phenomenon now as social media develops into what it will ultimately be. But being aware of this may be a differentiator or opportunity…

Via NYTimes, By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

Some of the obituaries these days aren’t in the newspapers but are for the newspapers. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is the latest to pass away, save for a remnant that will exist only in cyberspace, and the public is increasingly seeking its news not from mainstream television networks or ink-on-dead-trees but from grazing online.

When we go online, each of us is our own editor, our own gatekeeper. We select the kind of news and opinions that we care most about…More

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