I was watching the kardashian sisters Kim and another one (Khloe??) on T.V. this morning. They are in Australia at present.
They have over a million followers on Twitter or so I am told. – Don’t quote me, it’s probably 2 milllion by now! SOCIAL MEDIA is their internet facilitated vehicle to keep their fans or “followeers” informed of their every move and decision. So the well oiled and highly greased wheels of their dollar empire churn away at a rate of knots. Their product endorsements, celebrity appearances, $25, 000 for an hour of drinking in a bar (and the booze is free), and other sponsorhip or media deals keep churning out the cash.
So my question is………………..How can Librarians compete with this..Should we try or even care? Librarians in Social Media, who are we kidding?
I recently had a comment from a well informed individual who asked this question? Mice, ha pack of Rats!!! Greed, greed, inflated and unrealistic house prices.
The gap between rich and poor is growing in regards to access to information.
- The Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember by Nicholas Carr
Atlantic, 276 pp, £17.99, September 2010, ISBN 978 1 84887 225 7