This is… Digital Insanity!

I’ve already written before on the ‘curse of social media‘, but once again, another video has come along criticising how many people connect with social media and their technology, which has, somewhat ironically gone viral, on social media.

To me, it doesn’t suggest social media or technology is bad, but just the way we use it, seems to be a relationship in which it often controls us, and not the other way round!

It’s well worth a watch!

“We sit at home on our computers measuring self-worth by numbers of followers and likes, ignoring those who actually love us”

“Take control or be controlled. Me, no longer do I want to spoil a precious moment by recording it with a phone, i’m just gonna keep them. I’m not gonna take a picture of my meals any more, I’m just gonna eat them!”

“I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries. Because that means we’ll be… one bar closer… to humanity”

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  1. I don’t know how I feel about messages like this. I totally agree with the point you made: that it’s not social media that’s bad but rather how we use it. Personally, I’ve found that my cell phone, Facebook and Skype are extremely helpful in keeping me connected with my friends. For my long distance friends (which is most of my friends, because of camp and because I’ve left home), Skype is the only way I can see them face to face. I’m beyond thankful for the internet. If it weren’t for the internet, I’d have write to my international friends and then guess what? There’d be a video floating around about how people need to stop spending so much time writing letters. And then there’s calling friends on my cell phone. But apparently cell phones are distracting too?

    1. Oh yes! I completely agree and think this technology is great! I have made friends all over the world through my travels, and working at camp and the horse ranch, and the ability to keep in touch is invaluable.
      What I don’t think is so great is much of the way we often use this technology. How often have you been on a room with friends, or at a meal with everyone worlds away on their phones?
      There’s an important difference 🙂

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