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> slide to unlock iFriendship The new old way of connection. By Jacob Avanesov, Jade-Joyce Chan, Chayarat Nithisettakul
Statistics 60 Million People in the US consider themselves lonely. 12% of Americans have no one to spend their free time with or discuss important matters. - UCLA- In 2009, average hours spent in front of a screen is roughly 7.5 hours. - New York Times - 67% of Internet users in the U.S. are on Facebook. 83% of 18 to 29-year-olds who use the Internet are on it. - Business Insider -
iFriendship Our mission/Intentions -Honest intentions, genuine connections. -Encouragement of moving away from technology even though technology will always be prevalent. -What matters now? Mindfulness Re-educating
iFriendship Target audience -Degree seeking students in NYC universities. -Limiting this solely to students in a period where the mind is more readily defined in an environment that is diverse.
iFriendship - We are in the problem. - We have a desire to face the issue. - We study media and communications which gives us an opportunity to analyze it critically. Personal Outlook/Qualifications
I want to talk to a REAL PERSON not a MACHINE.
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