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Let’s Stop Calling it Social Media

There comes a time in the lifecycle of every technology where it’s given a name based on some preconceived notion that the technology itself makes obsolete. For example, the term “horseless carriage” is given to something with the assumption that carriages require a horse, and so, therefore, the thing that sets the “horseless carriage” apart from a “carriage” is that it lacks one. The tern “cordless phone” has this same shortcoming. But does this make sense? At what point do we stop referring to something by its antiquated nomer, and just call it like it is?

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