by Terry Green
The rise of blogging and social media has changed everything. It changed the way we view the world, the way people access information, and perhaps most importantly, the methods by which anonymous information can enter the public eye. Everything is transparent. It’s a development that would never have been possible without global participation.
But it has also enabled a great deal of anonymous feedback, which is often critical, to seep into the public arena. Journalism was once a rather slow, one-way process, and while it resulted in much less immediate access than it does today, it came with fewer thoughtless comments and needless thought than today’s news does. The worldwide web has become a haven for critics and others with any kind of interest in destroying brands and spreading bad information.