PROS Internet websites help businesses sell 24/7 and with just a click of a button. Before, if you wanted to complain about a product to a company you had to write a letter or call the corporate office. Now, you can tag the company on a tweet and they will respond immediately. Surveys online Charity donations online Guest speaker's example CONS Smartphones and dumb people Spelling You can become addicted to your phone and the internet We rely on technology to get us through the day We stopped using our brains
We live in a world that is connected to technology As soon as you wake up, the first thing that you check is your phone When was the last time you left your house without checking your email, text messages, FB, twitter, etc. Absence of intimacy The more we socialize on the internet, the less we socialize in person
"People want to be together but else where at the same time" Social media and technology has actually made us less social. We text on dates During class Family gatherings At work At parties At church Even at funerals Some of you are texting as I'm talking right now
Meaningless conversations Not in touch with our emotions We can auto correct what we are saying We have time to think what we want to say Easy to feel connected
ILY (I love you) LMAO, LOL (laugh out loud) when we're not even laughing GN (good night) Ily2 (I love you too) We even communicate with just emojis All this tells us that we have lost touch with real conversation.
We feel the need to stay connected without actually being connected
"Can't get enough of each other, only if we can have each other at distance and in amounts we can control" –Sherry Turkle
Media and technology play a huge role in the way we think It can influence the way we think about a person It can also change the way we think about a product We have to find ways to use technology to help us get back to our real life, image, and real relationships.
Flashlights Cameras Newspapers Weather Emails Banking CreditCard Maps Alarms Calculators Phonebook Edit videos Filters Video Games We give our devices so much power that without them we feel anxious. We expect more from technology than we do from ourself and others.
72% of internet users use social media 80% of the U.S. divorces relate to social media Three years ago 20% of the divorces filled contained the word "Facebook" in the paper work Kids will rather stay inside and play with their ipads than go outside and play Even at play dates, kids play video games or games in their ipads
Being familiar with technology at a young age can be a good thing but it can also have negative effects Kids can spend countless hours playing video games and searching the web This is because the kids of today have grown up with technology I remember running to the house phone when it rang hoping it was one of my friends calling. Now, kids text each other to let each other know they are going to call. Some parents would rather let their child use an Ipad to entertain themselves rather than giving them real attention and time
YouTube Stars – millions of subscribers -MakeUpArtists -Comedians -Gamers They make money from ads Instagram -Beauty and fashion -and the most interesting one of all: nature pictures Years ago, making a living from social media was a crazy thought.
Robots are used as companions for the elderly in some homes We feel lonely but don't want intimacy which is why robots are successful for that purpose. Robots don't have the demands a real friendship does Although robots are a great invention, they don't compare to human interaction
Studies show that after using technology and social media for so long, people begin to feel lonely When we feel lonely we think no one listens to us. This is what causes over sharing on social media. It's much easier to write an angry post than to talk about the problem. We'd rather make a post with a hidden message that is so obvious We have replaced real life conversation with FB posts and tweets