In the reading “Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted,” Malcolm Gladwell discusses the brave act of four college students and their act of social activism. Four freshmen from a nearby black college sat down at a lunch counter near Greensboro, North Carolina and were denied service because of their race. The four students refused to leave and eventually moved outside the restaurant and started a protest. The story of the students and their protest quickly spread and people from different states started to join the four boys in a sit-in. The story of the four students was done without the use of any social network. Gladwell discussed the strength of this sit-in because of the relationship between the students. Another issue discussed by Gladwell was the communication style in Iran. There was a protest against the communist government and the knowledge of this was later received through the social network Twitter. The Idea Gladwell explained, was that in order to get something by such a statement or the revolution in Iran, than you need a relationship and the same goal with the people you are connecting with.
I agree with Gladwell and his ideals of social networking. I believe that social networks are a great way to find others that you have a lot in common with. Social networks are a way to interact with others and explore the web to find people with same interests. However, I do believe when people can interact one-on-one with someone they have a lot in common with, the connection is much stronger than any network site.