Monday, May 24, 2010

new media meet old brain

I went to a conference last week about new media at Columbia. There was a moderator/speaker there named Shelly Palmer who had a fascinating theory about how we as humans simply are not equipped for new media communications. It went like this:

1 to 1 communication has been around for 140,000 years
1 to many communication for 3,500 years
many to 1 communications less than 3 years
many to many communications less than 3 years

unf i did not catch what was driving many to 1 communications or many to many; i presume they were tied to facebook/twitter. but it is rather fascinating.

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