Interesting article on Mashable, by JR Johnson about how social media connects people with common ground. It promotes friendly relations and mutual trust amongst people of different cultures and thoughts a.k.a. world peace!
We are sharing unprecedented amounts of personal perspective through the online platforms mentioned above, as well as on blogs and user generated content sites like Twitter (Twitter), Wikipedia (Wikipedia), and YouTube (YouTube). This increased sharing, combined with the technological transparency and connectivity that the Internet provides, is exposing our points of common ground more than ever before. The stage is set for a positive change in the way we view “us” and “them.” The more we understand our common ground, the more likely we are to understand each other’s differences.
The online media allows people to voice their thoughts and opinions. It also allows other often unknown people to give feedback/suggestions, encouragement and support. People are connecting in a way that has not yet been possible!