Social media – the time has come

Lately I’ve found myself in the midst of a number of conversations talking about the early days of the internet. I was one of the people who saw the "utopian vision" that was the power of the internet almost as soon as I was introduced to it. With the way that social connection has been supercharged by the internet in the last few years, I find myself thinking a lot about that famous Victor Hugo quote:

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.