In this, my first blog post ever, I deliver to you my paean of passion regarding the role of the MiniBük in our world today.
Words are what language is constructed from. Without words it would be difficult, no impossible, to be "social". There would be too many misunderstandings. Too much conflict.
Language evolved to facilitate "sociability". Education, skill and training in language is required for people to associate concepts with words (without grasping the meaning behind words, words are merely sounds). Once you have the ability to communicate concepts, you can be social. This is what separates man from animal. Language understood is "content", communication. Spoken language is the original medium of social discourse, or "social media".
The limitation of language was that there was no efficient way for people to record and redistribute (share) compilations of good and useful concepts until writing was born in the "Cradle of Civilization" over 4,000 years ago. And since then, all manner of interesting media have evolved in a profusion of sharing techniques for words today:
- Sound: Telephone, radio, recordings, etc.
- Film/Video (sound+images): Cinema, television, YouTube, etc.
- Text: Newspapers, books, email, twitter, facebook, etc.