While trying to debug an article ID-to-title problem, I searched for article titles containing the words “social media is the new.” I expected only one result to pop up, but instead got 12 wildly different variations on the theme.
Apparently, some people believe social media is more than just a way to stalk celebrities, share funny cat pictures, and stalk celebrities by sending them funny cat pictures.
So, without further ado, let it be known that social media is the new…
Newspaper (“Social media is the newspaper, TV of the future: report”)
Killing field (“For the Serial Prospecticider, Social Media is the New Killing Field”)
Punk rock (“Video: Social media is the new punk rock”)
Hip-hop (“Russell Simmons: Social Media Is The New Hip-Hop”)
Agency-Client Relationship Builder (“Why Social Media Is the New Agency-Client Relationship Builder”)
Boardroom (“Social media is the new boardroom”)
TV (“For Car Companies, Social Media Is the New TV”)
Reality TV (“Social Media is the New Reality TV”)
Source of Hollywood talent (“Why Social Media is the New Source of Hollywood Talent”)
Color black (“Women’s Wear Daily: Social Media is the New Black”)
Mass media (“Social Media Is the New Mass Media”)
Resource for online health (“How Social Media Is The New Resource For Online Health”)
Is there anything that social media isn’t?
Is social media the new… social media? Discuss amongst yourselves.