43. "RE: Maybe it should wither and die eventually." In response to In response to 30
>(Believe me: not trying to make trouble here but this recalls >for me your previous assertion that what drove MySpace and >Twitter was the rubbing elbows with celebrities thing too... >It leads me to believe that you're kind behind the curve on >social media. And I am not saying that as a diss, so please >don't take it as one. Just an observation.)
the driving force behind social media is that it's the chic place to be. there are literally dozens of social media websites, if not then hundreds and i'm sure new upstarts everyday. what drives the masses? athletics, actors, musicians, comedians are celebrities but on a more basic level they are the social elites of our society. they are the top tier. once their inclusion is on record, other follows, slowly going down the totem pole. at the end of the day what drives people into social media online is somebody that THEY think is cool is doing it. that could be all the way at the top like celebrities. or just somebody in their high school who is good at basketball. it's the same concept in action. needless to say, this site has suffered immensely since erykah, lupe, questlove all realized they didn't need to be rubbing elbows with nobodies and could actually be rubbing elbows with other social elites via twitter. which is fine. the only way to respond is to increase the value of THIS outlet. and that can only be done through it's posters and their content. if the level of discussion is far beyond what you can get on any music blog, people will eventually realize.