Had an experience yesterday, the latest of several recently, where I listened to several educated people bash various social media tools because of their demographics (too many Tweens or teens), too much content about fluff, too few content about serious topics were just a few of the complaints. I hate social media snobbery.
The beauty in many social tools is you create your own information ecosystem. You seek out your own interests. Interested in subject X, but not subject Y? Fine. Stay away from subject Y.
Where this falls apart is when people decide to build virtual bonfires to burn down the ideas of others. We are facing our own digital Fahrenheit 451 if we don’t allow for the free flow of ideas.