The image below and information contained in it were sent to me by a party unknown to me. I was obviously sought out because of my position as a powerful, influential member of the media (LOL). I do not know if the information presented is accurate and disclaim any responsibility for the content of this post.
Yet, I am always wary of the influence wielded by the rich and powerful of the world. The sheer numbers of people who use sites like Google, Facebook, and Twitter – to name just a few, enable those in charge of such sites to shape public opinion and dictate consumer and social behavior. Of course, the same might have been said at one time of newspapers and television, but I think that the Internet and these mega-sites in particular is a much more pervasive influence on the lives of people today than any newspaper or television programming – even in the days when there were but three television channels!
Whether completely accurate or not, the image and information presented below should give you pause to reflect on the influence of the Internet and social media on your own life and behavior.