It has been said that Twitter is full of zombies. The professional lives of social media consultants are dead, according to some sources. Social media reported the death of Whitney Houston 27 minutes before traditional journalists did, giving people a head start with which they could… talk about the dead Whitney Houston.
There’s a big business scramble to claim the body of social media these days. Corporate social media specialists are acting like competing morticians, or like the recently deceased themselves, looking for some social media brains to make sense of it all. They’re dazed, incoherent, wondering what it’s all about, confused by new timelines and arrangements that nobody really “likes”.
Lost in all the rush to claim social media territory, there’s a question that’s not been adequately explored: Is social media dead… or is it changing its users into the living dead?
Have we “liked” social media to death?