While we need to look at new media in new ways. Is there a danger that seeing new media only through a new lens is like throwing the baby out with the bathwater?
I know what Jeremiah Owyang is saying in his Blog . I train citizens and journalists to use mobiles (new) to create stories (old) in a world where the prevailing view is to pick up a device and blast away to deliver what MSM thinks it wants, raw footage. However when quizzed MSM realizes, even admits, it wants some of the old (story) as well. When it comes to implementing social media practices I think its important not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Yes we have only just begun in social media. It’s a bit like Owen Wilson warns in Armageddon ‘we’re only at the beginning of outer space’.