What role social media can and should play in development?
Dr. Uladzimir Tratsiakou
Answering the question put by Guardian Global Development Professional Network
Journalists of social media, Guardian in particular, can and should play essentially more significant role now in social development -- after having seen and realized which almost not ploughed TOPICAL areas there are for them to highlight here.
I see their participation in renewed variant – in cooperation with NGOs, mostly international (INGOs). Owing to membership in them journalists get additional possibility to have information causes to highlight any new social initiatives and project proposals, to be themselves initiators of something supported by NGOs/INGOs, to get scientific consultation by and co-authorship with scientific experts of their organizations, etc.
In additional, they might be promoters of reorganization of INGOs “blessed by the Nature”.
Now I ask you: do you thinking you are living in Human Civilization? Yeah, in any sense so, but if to define on the featured property, ours is SPT Civilization, where SPT, or Shortage of Panoramic Thinking[6, 17], is the Root Cause of All Human Calamities[1, 2, 12], including forthcoming ones. “Forthcoming” here is about catastrophes, not excluding global.
The human Reason appeared capable to create the mighty civilization, but having come out of the evolution eliminating selection any “under-evolved” appeared incapable itself to cope with own mental imperfectness. If you look intently at the world we live in, your can make certain of it, because signs of SPT are really remarkable everywhere.[10, 2], even in normative language constructions.
Now you have here the full ground to ask: “How it may be that ROOT CAUSE was remarked until now?” I answer: people only didn’t see this root in pre-historical evolution circumstances, but each of us and all people in whole deal with SPT daily. Moreover, all the human history may be seen as a history of overcoming SPT “for to widen the mind”, as people are studying and creating, teaching and learning, inventing and innovating, and each of us is gaining life experience until alive. Of especial interest is interrelation between SPT and humor. Evolution analysis gives the inference: all human humor is nothing but any game with overcoming SPT, i.e. “as-if overcoming”.
The question is how to avoid coming catastrophes and launch radical overcoming of SPT, i.e. to have done civilization development secure and progressive , to discover new knowledge of great significance  being only admissible for panoramic thinkers, to work out strategy of civilization development and to begin intentional evolution of human race on social level  – the more so as the individual (genetic) human evolution has reached a deadlock .
There are as well other topical subjects of interest for those who are aimed to highlight new subjects and events. E.g. about what horizons will be open before your mind being able to hold adequate intellectual load, in place of “the not burdened conveying all about” what is customary for the majority.
Being together with your INGOs you, as a journalist, get possibility to partake in “fixing” the UN that itself feels necessary to change to the better.[4, 3]
Seeing inclination of the world to climb down ethically, you may be interested in interreligious dialogue-cooperation for it to promote and/or highlight. Your interest may be heated by arguments that only Homo Sapiens Ethicus has a chance to survive.
Being in agreement with me that only collective mind of global scale may get a right to govern the world , that human planetary responsibility  is necessary stage of teaching children, students, adults etc. up to Prime-Ministers and Presidents, you get once more “your subject”.
Having a psychological interest connected with the global problematic, you will get a pleasure to foresee “repulsion” from the very ideas of SPT  as a general human feature and find remedies to cope with it.
I believe just social journalists, as the very mentally mobile, can move ahead the present stagnant development of the world. If my participation wanted I’m ready to.
Look at the below please to turn more within this exclusive thematique:
1. Root Cause of All Human Calamities, Past, Present, and Forthcoming
2. Human stupidity is cognizable
3. How us to fix the UN?
4. Nature’s recommendations to international institutions
5. New dimension of human rights
6. Theses on human mentality
7. Creating the civilization security system in 3rd Millennium
8. Ethic panorama of the thinking
9. Urgent Creation of the All-World Intellectual Web Resource
10. Shortage of panoramic thinking: signs seen everywhere
11. Linguistic objects of critical attention
12. Omissions of the civilization, how to light upon and fill in them
13. A proposal for Elijah Interfaith Institute
14. Don't give Humankind to get self-fooled! A Path to Sustainable Development does exist
15. Planetary Human Responsibility page
16. Secret of humor from depths of the evolution
17. Change the Mind! imperative of human survival
18. Evolution sense of notions and methods of the human science