The Psychological Impact of the Internet Revolution - Page 3
The social movement which began on Wall Street echoing protesters’ “words, demands” will become a louder component of social media sites.
Today, we have abundant choices on how to communicate messages and yes, even our demands as society. Again, the internet revolution has taught us this lesson, we do not have to rely on simply one means of communication. We can use Twitter, Facebook, e-mail or iPhones or other technical media devices to get our positions expressed as individuals or collectively.
The internet has also allowed us as a society the freedom to accept something, i.e. content whether in form of voice mail, email, video, etc. We also have electronic freedom to deny content packaging of information if we do not want it. The introduction of the internet has given people option of choice when before they had limited choices. One can choose to tune something in or quickly tune something out with a flip of a switch or click of button.
Given the enormous amount of content material on the internet, if people do not want to receive information it simply gets labeled as SPAM and ends up in a SPAM box totally, separate from more important content.
Today, protesters probably feel a lot of content coming out of Washington, Wall Street, financial institutions and politicians is nothing short of SPAM content. There is a reason why key phrases like, “Get rich now”, or “lose weight now” and gambling related e-mails end up in the SPAM box. People do not like being scammed or inundated with stuff they have no use for. Most people really resent being made offers which are blatantly trying to take advantage.
There is an enormous amount of content on the internet. Fortunately there is software called spam filters which can remove a lot of hassles of shifting through all the stuff we do not want and accepting only the content we want. “If we want it”
The main argument of protesters on Wall Street is they are tired of being scammed by Wall Street financial institutions who knowingly or unknowingly gambled with tax payers money to achieve greater and greater profits for themselves and a few lucky shareholders, only to find out, as any gambler knows, the house always wins. In most cases the gambler walks away empty handed.Continued on the next page