“When using technology, we often focus optimistically on all the things it does for us. But I want you to show you where it might do the opposite.” https://goo.gl/x8KQWb
The seven deadly sins of social media…..https://goo.gl/vfCgxI
The first thing to come to mind is internet pornography but there is a lot more to it than that. Remember, there are 7 deadly sins…..
This article decrying the wasting of time looking at trash on the media | Distracting Ourselves to Death http://goo.gl/xoB5gP
Its prompts me to ponder whether it is the content or the media itself ? I suspect a good answer would be “moderation in all things”
It’s so easy to use an ipad as a pacifier but it’s not really good for the kids. Even many adults become addicted to technology and socially isolated. On the other hand maybe all this tech is just the harbinger of a new way of living with both good and not so good aspects. Hard to say for sure but we should be mindful of technology use so we can be in control of ourselves…..http://goo.gl/CRtGiY
Paper or plasma, digital reading vs reading an actual book….http://goo.gl/eVZdgu
Here is a project to make Kinetic Sand for little kids to play with http://goo.gl/7bXmWQ
I read a lot about how kids today spend way too much time online looking at screens. I think it is true; kids and adults are mesmerized by screens. We can’t blame it all on the kids, or the technology though ! Parents will often give a kid an ipad or iphone as a pacifier. I have been guilty of this myself.
The kinetic sand does have some drawbacks though; the first being the parent has to make it. Sometimes we are just too damn lazy and we take the easy way out and throw an ipad at the kid ! Sad but true.
Another drawback with the sand is that the kids will often favor the ipad or other device over something so mundane as sand. Yikes ! We may have created a monster with our over indulgence in technology…
Some good reading ! Nicholas Carr writes about the effects of information technology on individuals and society….http://goo.gl/s6sDUy
Not what you think ! I’m referring to your mobile device….
This is your brain on mobile: A critique of destructive smartphone habits diagnosed by someone that makes a living off of them.
I’m a firm advocate of free expression but here is something worth considering….
All parties, on left and right, believe in freedom. The question is whether there are ways of having too much freedom, or of using it in the very wrong way, so that it starts to hurt other things we care about, like prosperity, safety and happiness.
The issue comes to a head with internet pornography. The standard view is that people should be left to look at porn as much as they like, just as they should be left to buy guns, eat unhealthy foods, divorce and remarry eight times and make nothing of their talents: it’s a free country, after all….
There is help for trolls and geeks…..
Some interesting thoughts. The faux religion of Steve Jobs…..http://goo.gl/otGkNi
Forget the forbidden fruit logo and the cult of Apple jokes. The legacy of Steve Jobs is anything but religious.
I just finished Make Love Not Porn: Technology’s Hardcore Impact on Human Behavior (TED Books) by Gallop, Cindy on Kindle for Android! http://www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid/
Interesting book ! An informative and very secular look at the perils of porn…..
I just finished Mind Amplifier: Can Our Digital Tools Make Us Smarter? (Kindle Single) by Rheingold, Howard on Kindle for Android! http://www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid/
Reading update : 20% through Mind Amplifier: Can Our Digital Tools Make Us Smarter? (Kindle Single) by Rheingold, Howard on Kindle for Android!
http://goo.gl/gpWsk | Down time, what’s that ? Read this article about how we are becoming addicted to distraction and why we need time to do nothing and just think…..
I do know this: We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not a chance. Excellence is a habit that you form. Begin to make a shift on the physical level, because an ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
From this article I just read: Addicted to Facebook? NLP Tips for Cutting Back on Social Media.
Enter the social network. Is it the greatest tool for connection and camaraderie the world has ever seen? Or is it a dangerous time-suck, isolating us in bubbles of anxious voyeurism? Well, it’s both…..
It may not be very popular to admit, but I think if we are honest most of not only love our increasingly connected life, we also hate it. We do not hate our unprecedented access to information online or the countless ways we can connect with friends, family, and colleagues; instead, we hate that we are not better able to balance the avalanche of information in our lives; we hate the feeling of continuous overwhelm; of always being behind; and of the seemingly endless communication, from emails to private messages, that need replies.