“Operationally, the internet is the inverse of the Broadcast. Group conversation is replacing mass communication, and the social construction of realities is being decentralized and pluralized.” – Gene Youngblood
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, et al, would like nothing more than to turn us all into little television broadcasters, each on our own channel, beaming out to a captive audience, who WATCH. Now, I understand that social media broadcasting, such as Facebook Live, includes chat, likes, reactions, and all the rest of the easy push-button, prefabricated, emoticon Facebook responses. BUT SOCIAL MEDIA DOESN’T ALLOW THE CONVERGENCE OF OUR SOCIALLY-BROADCASTED SIMULTANEOUS STREAMS.