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Age of Accountability

We live in an era that demands just decision-making. We’re in an age where the weak can speak up on occasion. And the world is asking a lot of questions about…well, stuff that never used to get questioned.

Look at some of the biggest events on the web this year.

  • Cairo, Egypt. In January 2011, an uprising begins to form which results in the ousting of a President (Hosni Mubarak), an unprecedented outcome in thousands of years of Egyptian civilization.
  • Occupy Wall Street. People get inspired by what happens in Egypt and begin to protest the richest in the nation, arguing that the rest of the American population must have a voice in the direction of the country.
  • Penn State. No one saw this coming…well, except for a few whose careers are now over, as well as the lives ruined.

In each of these recent implosions, a person, corporation, or company is being made accountable, after being fueled by a firestorm of social media.

For example…

Without arguing whether the results or methods of these outbursts are right, I do want to call attention to the organizational power of social media to bring people to a new level of accountability.

I’ve already remarked on ways social media can aid a Christian being on mission.

Are there any ways we can redeem the powerful influence of social media? Should we even try?


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