Presentation on theme: "BY: MARIANNE, HANNAH AND MARILENA. VIRTUAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE NEW NARCISSISM The rich and the powerful documented their existence and their status through."— Presentation transcript:
VIRTUAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE NEW NARCISSISM The rich and the powerful documented their existence and their status through painted portraits. Portraits offer intriguing hints about the daily life of their subjects. They offer opportunities for both self-expression and self-seeking.
VIRTUAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE NEW NARCISSISM Today, our self-portraits are democratic and digital. We create them to find friendship, love, and that ambiguous modern thing called connection.
VIRTUAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE NEW NARCISSISM The best-known social networking site is-------------------- FACEBOOK, launched in 2004. THE WORLD IS NOW AN ADDICT
VIRTUAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE NEW NARCISSISM F ACEBOOK HAS MORE THAN 800 MILLION USERS AND IS THE LARGEST SOCIAL NETWORK THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN !!!!!!!
VIRTUAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE NEW NARCISSISM Like painters constantly retouching their work, we alter, update, and tweak our online self-portraits. Vital statistics, glimpses of bare flesh, lists of favorite bands and favorite poems all clamor for our attention.
VIRTUAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE NEW NARCISSISM The Delphic oracle’s guidance was know thyself. Today, in the world of online social networks, the oracle’s advice might be show thyself.
VIRTUAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE NEW NARCISSISM IS IT REALLY YOU?? ARE YOU REALLY THAT POPULAR?? ……LIAAAAAAAAR!
WHY ABUNDANCE IS GOOD: A REPLY TO NICK CARR The mechanisms of media affect the native of thought. The heart of ‘Is Google making us stupid?’ is about culture. Carr uses as references ‘War and Peace’ the longest novels in canon. There is cultural sacrifice in the transformation of the media landscape.
WHY ABUNDANCE SHOULD BREED OPTIMISM: A SECOND REPLY TO NICK CARR Every past technology I know of has increased the number of producers of written material. The increased volume and availability of writing is leading not to wisdom but to triviality and distractions. The young are abandoning the classical in favour of the vulgar. Technologies that make writing abundant always requires new social structures to accompany them. We have a challenge before us in figuring out how to keep distractions of the net at bay, now that new material is no longer hard to discover or access.
GOOGLE!! Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google is the most widely used search engine. Google is now an official verb being added to the English language dictionary.
FINANCING AND INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING Google's initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004. The company offered 19,605,052 shares at a price of $85 per share.
GOOGLE DATA CENTERS As of 2011, Google Inc. owned and operated six data centers across the U.S., plus one in Finland and another in Belgium. Google said they will be operational within two years.
PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS In addition to its standard web search services, Google has released a number of online productivity tools. Gmail, a free webmail service provided by Google, was launched as an invitation-only beta program on April 1, 2004, and became available to the general public on February 7, 2007.
IS GOOGLE MAKING US STUPID? “Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes. A few Google searches, some quick clicks on hyperlinks, and I’ve got the telltale fact or quote I was after.” Carr p.64 “ Media are not just passive channels of information, they supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought”
CONT’D… The Internet is a machine designed for the efficient and automated collection, transmission, and manipulation of information, and its legions of programmers are intent on finding the “one best method” the perfect algorithm to carry out every mental movement of what we’ve come to describe as “knowledge work.” Carr p. 71
IS GOOGLE MAKING US STUPID? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuC8Er2qdbk
WHAT DO YOU THINK?? 1.Does this technology, with its constant demands to collect (friends and status) and perform (by marketing ourselves), in some ways undermine our ability to attain what it promises—a surer sense of who we are and where we belong? 2.HOW WOULD YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK WITHOUT GOOGLE??? :O hehe (DO YOU THINK GOOGLE IS MAKING US STUPID?!) 3.…