WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FACEBOOK, ET.AL, BECOME DOMINANT AND OTHER REGULATED, 4THestate TRADITIONAL MAINSTREAM media fade in influence? ESSENTIALLY MAKING SOCIAL MEDIA MONOPOLISTIC BY POPULAR ASSENT?
IS SOCIAL MEDIA THE FULFILLMENT OF “TheMediumIsTheMassage”byMarshallMcLuhan? :-!
Where we become mired in the format of a domineering medium for information and expression that replaces the diversity of outlets and can use “minders” (“Admins”) to “gently” censor & direct “proper” behavior in it’s PRIVATE domain in a way the U.S.CONSTITUTION does NOT permit GOVERNMENT to act? Even opening up the possibility that, in collusion with the PRIVATE enterprise, government can skirt regulation of it’s action by TheBillOfRights? 😥
THE FINAL REALIZATION OF THE “ManufacturingConsent”ByNoamChomsky
with the loss, effectively, of “TheConsentOfThePeople”? :-$ 😥