How Social Media Will Transform Organizations: Book Review of "The New Social Learning"

In its short, young history, social media has been referred to as a gimmick, a fad, a tool, a directory service and a meeting place. The problem lies partly in the semantics of the words but also the speed of its growth: new tools like Facebook have grown so fast to be part of our lives that we haven’t had time to properly ‘peg’ it. As it grows, however, I think we’re realizing more and more that the phenomena of social media is less of a distinct tool and closer to an extension of our personal relationships. And with that said, Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner leverage that insight to demonstrate how social media is going to be crucial to helping us teach and educate, because at the end of the day, these acts have a great deal to do with your social relationships.