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melvin_m_melvin
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Excellent post on YouTube Reply with quote

This YouTube clip may interest some MADdites: in just a few minutes it shows how the world of communication has been
transformed in just a few years:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8&feature=player_embedded

Fair soundtrack, too...

Dave
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course social media isn't a fad. Some sources of social media may be fads, but the whole phenomenon is not.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely a social revolution has taken place in the 21st century.How permanent & long lasting these social networking sites become remains to be seen?.They predicted the abolition of money (paper & cash currency) & it hasn't happened.They predict the end of books,newspapers & magazines but people still want to buy them.I think that some of the more 'fad' aspects of social networking will fade away & people will switch off their computers put the dog on a lead & get a healthy walk to the local bar to meet up with friends & strangers alike for a good old fashioned face-to-face chat;like they enjoyed doing in the 20th century!. 03.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People still want to buy books and magazines, but newspapers, not so much. Newspapers are dying, one by one; the ones who make themselves a presence on the web are the ones who will survive, but not as a physical "paper." They will be "news-sites."
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melvin_m_melvin
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flight From Ashiya wrote:
They predicted the abolition of money (paper & cash currency) & it hasn't happened.They predict the end of books,newspapers & magazines but people still want to buy them...


Hard currency is still around but one could argue that it shouldn't be: cumbersome and unhealthy (germ-passing), although there's still no subsitute for being paid cash-in-hand, is there?

Books and mags are still around because people - including me - love to "own" their own copy - the same reason why people still take and file copious unnecessary paper copies of documents that would probably suffice in soft copy.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

melvin_m_melvin wrote:
Flight From Ashiya wrote:
They predicted the abolition of money (paper & cash currency) & it hasn't happened.They predict the end of books,newspapers & magazines but people still want to buy them...


Hard currency is still around but one could argue that it shouldn't be: cumbersome and unhealthy (germ-passing), although there's still no subsitute for being paid cash-in-hand, is there?

Books and mags are still around because people - including me - love to "own" their own copy - the same reason why people still take and file copious unnecessary paper copies of documents that would probably suffice in soft copy.

Cheers - Dave





Absolutely Melv.Most of the printed matter I purchase is Retro & pre-1980 (except 1980s British 'Mad' Magazines with your gags & articles in them! 03.gif ) but I like to read today's newspaper,get the regular t.v. listings mag & I am always on the lookout for any new autobiographies of faded stars!!.

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