The truth is out there and Generation Y is willing to find it! The echo boomers, as the power users of the internet of the last decade, have decided as a mass on how to shape it.
What have they created? With the power of the internet, they created the voice of society. To some it may seem more like multiple voices. And they might be yelling. But its a voice that didn’t exist before.
With millions of voices from every generation asserting every little fact or opinion they have on everything, they turned the internet to a mine full of rich information. They also showed us how to use this information for good and for evil… as well as confirmation bias… and conspiracy… for love… for hatred…and everything in between.
As the world rages on with fiery debate on every single topic under the sun, eventually and inevitably, over enough time, the world will sort things out. Is the dress black or blue? What does it mean to be patriotic? What is freedom?
What used to take hundreds of years and generations of lifetimes to sort now comes at the power of light speed with a thousand minds collectively pushing and pulling. Homosexuals who have struggled for centuries have found resolution from acknowledgement in society to marriage rights in a relatively short period.
The “truth” and what is “right” is subjective, but collectively society will decide one post, rant, tweet, or blog at a time. Not everybody agrees, but people are being heard and that is what matters.
As the debate continues on, the only thing that is certain is that the power of the internet and more specifically, social networking, has had a profound impact on society.