Social Media Review Ep 3. The Future of Social Media

Posted: April 4, 2014 in WRI380

 

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.

Whatever happened to undivided attention?

Whatever happened to undivided attention?

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.

Sherry Turkle leads the field in researching human psychological relations to their technology

Sherry Turkle leads the field in researching human psychological relations to their technology

Show Notes:

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

 

Works Cited:
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.

Sound
Tomdoff. “Freesound.org – “Intro.wav” by Tomdoff.” Freesound.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.

 

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