Profiling Life on the Street

As mainstream critics so often allege, the uses to which social media can be at times rather vacuous. Yet they can also be profound and moving, facilitating a degree of insight and communication which was difficult, perhaps impossible, to attain while production and dissemination were possible only for large organizations.

For a case in point check out Invisible People. Produced by Mark Horvath, a former drug addict who was briefly homeless, the site collects video interviews with homeless people in Hollywood and has quickly become a social media hit.

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