BGP QOTD: What Event(s) Would Have Been Much Different With Social Media?

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    I'll go religious on everybody.

    Savior of the world born in a stable in Bethlehem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkypete View Post
    I'll go religious on everybody.

    Savior of the world born in a stable in Bethlehem.

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    That was really good @Jumper_Dad, thanks for sharing. I'm thinking more than a couple of people would have challenged Joseph, and likely more than 23 would have split, but nonetheless, that was well worth the 4 minutes I gave it.

    Glad to see they even over-shared on social media back then!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    OJ pursuit with him live tweeting while he's going down the highway.
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    OJ trial would have broken the internet.
    I think this whole thing would have been the craziest by far.

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    Woodstock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    The birth of mcpapa. Cavemen from all over the world would have been hashtagging that like crazy.
    Just ignore this bozo.

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    Space shuttle explosion

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    1776 - Declaration of Independence

    1929 - Stock Market Crash

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    Pearl Harbor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenWyngz View Post
    **Do not make this political**

    It's not a specific event, but I go back to the fact that many American's had no idea Franklin Roosevelt was bound to a wheel chair and stood behind a podium with the assistance of leg braces and canes. It was hidden due to the fact that it would symbolize weakness in our country's strongest figure.

    In today's world this would be photographed by now and well known by many. Makes me also wonder, if it was known a candidate was bound to a wheelchair, would they have a real chance of winning? Social media could have changed history.
    Very good point, it would have perhaps changed history. The movie "The American President," may have touched on this in a scene???

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    No question social media has changed the world. And everything shared so far is great. But, I'm not sure how much it would have changed the way the world already saw the OJ deal. It was on live 24/7.

    My best guesses, the Kennedy Assassination..., Woodstock may have become a disaster...., Elvis' death may have blown up the internet..., and most any story ever before the 80's at least would have been changed dramatically. If you placed today's society, journalism, and technology into any time period in the world, then I'm guessing we are completely rewriting history in some good ways, but in many bad too. We may not have ever had a bible for instance, because too many folks would be arguing over what all actually happened. My two cents...

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    Clinton/Lewinsky would have made excellent Twitter fodder.

    Emmett Till’s murder would have been atrocious on the web.

    I’m trying to imagine the terrible Snapchat stories from the Beatles concerts.

    The Model T and the Wright brothers would have trended and possibly sped up the space race.

    The extinction of the dinosaurs with PETA at the forefront would offer great memes.

    I’m not sure how much would have changed from these, but they would certainly be topics of conversation. You could list countless other political events, and wars too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I can't decide if social media would have made a positive or negative impact that day, but I lean towards negative.
    I had this conversation with a gentleman today, dove-tailing off of this thread, to be honest, and he made an observation I hadn't thought of. If the people in the tower had access to better information up-to-the minute, could perhaps more lives have been saved? Thought it was an interesting angle, not one with a definitive answer, obviously, but something interesting to ponder.

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    How about the first phone call?

    "Wait a minute, you are live tweeting, on a "phone" about us making the first ever "phone call?" Talk about a paradox.

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