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Haven't watched it yet but I wrote a thesis similar to this topic in English for the Social Sciences last year... Interesting stuff. About whether map ciao media effects social skills and norms, and whether that is in a positive fashion.
Thanks for the vid.
I am constantly saying that I feel sorry for the generation growing up today. They are texting, tweeting, fbing and all of that crap while never talking. I believe they they are at huge disadvantage when they have to become adults and have social interaction off of a keyboard or a phone. But then again that disadvantage may turn them into a master of something nobody has ever seen. They may innovate and create something that a person who is more personable and not used to that type of communication could have ever fathomed.
"Always being connected makes us feel less alone. But we are at risk, because the opposite is true. If we are not able to be able to be alone, we are only going to know *dramatic pause* how to be lonely."
lol wud the fuck? to quote 1984: WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
besides sounding edgy as fuuuuck, he rolls with some assumptions and arrives at an illogical conclusion. boom front page reddit a few days later
That was sort of the conclusion I came to... It ultimately comes down to how the user handles it and especially in younger people, how their parents etc.. Teach them to interact in the real world. The disadvantage comes when kids are so intertwined in their virtual world that they have little to no connection to the outside world, and rely solely on social media and E-Communcations to interact with peers. It is the responsibility IMO of the parents and educators of this generation to continually practice and introduce real social skills and scenarios, so we can use this newfound technology dependence to our advantage. Many people see this topic as strictly negative, but there can be positives as well. If the younger generation can learn to both strengthen their interpersonal skills, as well as technological skills, social media can be used in a positive way to "cast a larger net" if you will. I guess what I am trying to say is that social media and E-interactions can be and is a positive new avenue of networking and information sharing, as long as we don't forget the basics and let it degrade our interpersonal skills, as we are seeing a lot with younger people today.
Couldn't agree more. There has to be a balance, I'm sure you and others have met someone who is terrible in person or on the phone but communicates beautifully through e-mail. I always find that sad because there was never a balance for that person.