20 years ago, historic catastrophes like the flooding in Queensland earlier this year may have taken days to reach us. But in the age of global interrelatedness, and thanks to digital connectivity, the events in Queensland played out in real time for the rest of us to watch. And feel. But the impact of this connectivity, especially via social media, played a much larger role on the ground in Queensland than most of us realized.

I really enjoyed this presentaiton by Kate Eltham. Please, pay particular attention to how she articulates the meaning of our connectedness. It’s not about you, and your agenda, it’s about community. I know that pushing personal agendas is an important part of social media for many people here, but when you step back and take a look at the big picture, it’s clear that we sometimes have a limited understanding of things. Our connectedness via this digital revolution may well be a defining moment in our history as a race. What are you using it for?



Jim Mitchem 

Special thanks to David Schlosser for sending me this video.

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Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.