Friday June 27 2pm USA Pacific I'm pre-recording a podcast and I want YOU to be a part it!
Phone in to join me in a discussion about the pro's and cons of living our lives 24/7 online.
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I want to know about your experiences and opinions on this topic!
Like over 42 million people, I was moved by British film maker Gary Turk's thought provoking short film about the negative (and positive) aspects of being 'online 24/7' as part of the 'smartphone generation'. I want to discuss the impact this has had on human relationships and our self worth. It's true we are more connected than ever and yet the irony is some of us feel more isolated than ever before.
It's a fascinating conundrum because for every possible negative you can say about being glued to your smart phone, the endless opportunities to affect change, to fall in love, find friends or simply join in - are boundless.
My own experience is that I often find myself dreaming of a more simple time - when a conversation could be had over the dinner table or you could go to a movie without the interruption of a text message or a status update. Beyond that, there is the increased pressure to create a veresion of ourselves for the world that is perfect, happy, smart or engaging and often this has little to do with who and how we really are. The brilliant Paton Oswald wrote a brilliant piece about why he decided to take the summer off social media. You can read it HERE
Or check out THIS article.
If you want to be involved please watch the links and have a think about what you can contribute and let's talk talk talk!