Malcolm Gladwell

Roosvelt kelly philidor

Malcolm Gladwell born and raised in Canada before moving to New York, is a bestselling author and staff writer for the New Yorker. Who has won a national magazine award, and was named one of time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2005. He began his career as a reporter for the Washington post from 1987 to 1996, before choosing to work for the New Yorker as a staff writer. His career as an author has been a success, he received 1 million dollars advance for his first book the tipping point, how little things make a big difference which became a best seller.
In small change by Malcolm Gladwell, the author begun by discussing the influence, that social network has on activism in modern time. He started off with an example, of how four black college students started a protest that grew so big, and it all happened without the use of the internet. And especially without some of the most common social network such as Facebook and twitter. He believes that social networking has created weak ties, that allows the less powerful to come together and collaborate. Whereas during the civil right movement, people needed to create strong connection in order to actually make a difference. He also believes that social media has no form of organization that is controlled, there’s no real sense of authority.
There are many concepts that I disagree with Gladwell’s essay, however I believe that the revolution couldn’t be tweeted. And that social networking is great way of communication, a very useful tool to educate yourself, gain more knowledge, and reach out to people you never thought existed with more ease and speed. However I believe that he’s right when he mentioned that true activism, invoked life or death. While social networks are great at asking people to land a hand, donate a few bucks to show they care, it does not ask people to take a bullet. Social networks like Facebook and twitter are like messengers, they carry...