This series brings the Social Media Review trilogy to a conclusion as I contemplate the future of social media. After exploring the adverse affects of social networks on satisfaction with one’s own life, this week’s episode delves into how social media is generally misused as a subsitiute, rather than supplement, for face-to-face interaction.
This podcast draws from my personal experience with social media, as well as the research of Dr. Sherry Turkle, in regards to how the medium is changing regular everyday human interaction for better and for worse.
0:00 – 0:15 : Intro to Humans as social beings
0:15 – 1:00 : Changes in Interactions
1:00 – 1:40 : Social Media Trends and Tendencies
1:40 – 2:00 : How we Deal with Being Alone Today
2:00 – 2:30 : Being Connected but Alone
2:30 – 3:15 : No One is Listening
3:15 – 3:40 : How Social Media Should Be Used
3:40 – 4:05 : How we Limit Potential of Social Media
4:05 – 4:30 : Making Time for Yourself
4:30 – 5:00 : Important Lessons to Leave With
Turkle, Sherry. Connected, but Alone? N.p.: Ted Talk, Feb. 2012. Video
Goldsmith, Belinda. “Facebook Study Says Envy Is Rampant On The Social Network.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 22 Jan. 2013. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.
Tomdoff. “Freesound.org – “Intro.wav” by Tomdoff.” Freesound.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.