- by frankcastle74, Prospector
- 7/15/2013 8:07:03 PM
I just got back from China and Hong Kong, and I was like everyone was glued to their smart phones, on their train, subway, restaurants, and even just walking on the streets. I mean it was really stranged, everywhere you turned. I wanted to know if at some point social media is going to be the world language. LOL Here is a little skit from SNL I thought would be funny.
- 7/8/2013 10:45:07 AM
I have to wonder how many folks feel the same as you, Lyndon, but have been forced into opening up social accounts by their employers.
Well, if I find myself in that kind of situation, and they hold a (metaphorical) "gun" to my head, I guess I'll have to open a FB account ... hopefully, with the company's address.
But, actually, I haven't completely ruled out opening one anyway, if I can just retain some shred of privacy (fat chance, these days) and minimize the chances of FB tracking me on the Web.
I just hope I don't end up like this...
- 7/7/2013 5:20:37 PM
Perhaps everybody should use a "who cares?" filter. If they can't honestly answer something othre than "nobody" they ought not bother posting after all. I bet the petabytes of digital data saved from their cloud server destiny would tally up pretty quickly!
I have to say that my own "who cares?" filter has been functioning and has kept me from even having a FB or Twitter account. Maybe one of these days these will become as essential as the Internet itself ... but right now, I keep expecting them to fizzle and become replaced by the next New Thing fad. I maintain at least a half-dozen blogs, plus moderating a rather active discussion list. Seems like FB, Twitter, Linkedin would just add more clutter to my cyberlife.
- by Broadway0474, Blogger
- 7/6/2013 10:26:01 PM
@kq4ym, picture how people behave on competitive reality tv shows and that's how we'll all be acting in a generation -- like we're in a nasty free for all where the loudest most obnoxious and fake person usually wins.
- by kq4ym, Data Doctor
- 7/4/2013 7:35:19 AM
It would be interesting to see if the use of social media changes one's personality or the personality is attracted to the increased use of social media.
I suspect the mere use of media will graually change one's personality into a bit more narcisim. How that might affect society in general over a generation will be interesting to see.