The just-announced entry by the New York Times and other major media into Facebook should put to rest any doubt about the importance of social media for communication.
I finally got on the Facebook bandwagon a little more than four years ago, when Wisconsin’s political attacks on education and the middle and lower classes began. Since then, I’ve mostly followed Facebook news and groups, rarely posting except to reply to friends as an occasional method for conversing in the virtual world.
There are a number of reasons for stepping up my Facebook and other social media activity. Among them is my disappointment with more conventional local means of governance — especially after UW-Stevens Point’s baffling decision to disempower its faculty senate.