Meet the Disruption Hippies – 1967 vs 2011

We have a new type of hippie in 2011, only our modern hippies are much more lovable and productive for society at large than whatever was rolling around in its own filth 50 years ago.

In this the Digital Age, the Era of Web 2.0, we have Disruption Hippies.  I know this firsthand as I got into a debate with one the other day who would literally stand in front of a firing squad if you told him that it was a peer-to-peer execution.  You’ve probably met your share of “social media gurus” by now, too.

The Disruption Hippies or “Socials” will tell you that every idea with a catchy URL is a good one and that it doesn’t matter who we “connect with” as long as we are constantly connecting to everything and creating profile after profile no matter how trivial the service.  I don’t care, it’s cute and I’m basically just clicking everywhere they tell me to at this point, whatever.

There are some pretty easy parallels to draw between the hippie culture of the 1960s and the hacker culture of 2011.  I’ve put together the below infograph to help me illustrate my point:



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