I think that they make social media out to be more than it is. Yes, its making us more connected. Information is moving at a rapid rate. I can find out that a distant friend has had a child in seconds rather than the days or weeks for things to work through the various phone trees. But let’s face it, there is a LOT of crap out there as well. Just look at twitter. How often do you see that someone is drinking coffee and reading the paper in the morning. I DON’T CARE if your coffee was cold you jackass!
So while we’re getting a lot of the good at lightening fast speeds, we’re also getting the majority of crap at the same rate.