I teach a class in systems thinking perspectives on public health. This past week we discussed the role of narratives and storytelling as ways to learn about systems and how to organize diverse information and make sense of that. All stories are fiction, but for systems thinkers, some stories are useful.
Some say we have too much information, while I say: we haven’t seen anything yet. What happens when the remaining 70% of those not using social media get engaged and what does that mean for sense-making?