I heard a commentator discussing how "remaining quiet and not responding" in order to appear above it all is a tactic that does not work well in this day and age. If you don't express yourself via social media, you can appear as aloof, uncaring, elitist and out of touch. Their premise was social media has had a profound effect upon politics. Thinking about that, I wonder what kind of effect has social media had upon our academies and armed services (outside of the security issues). I don't know what it was like pre-social media, as I do not have a military background. Anyone have any insight/thoughts/articles on this?