The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

Last year Malcolm Gladwell expressed his own ideas about how our social networks fit with the idea of making lasting change. In his article he asks: Are people who log on to their Facebook page really the best hope for us all?

The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

Gladwell questions what he perceives as outsized claims that social media has transformed the landscape of social activism. Among the points he makes is that social media builds “weak ties” that may tap people’s participation without getting at the kind of motivation required to take the risks necessary to make…