Technology is changing every day & the way in which we use it differs from person toperson.<br />Social media has taken an effect on many of us. <br />We cannot unplug mentallyfrom the distractions our mobile devices provide. .<br />Photoby: FLEECIRCUS<br />
Much like anything in life, too much can be detrimental, and it can be used for good and for evil. <br />Photoby: diegodiazphotography<br />
Most are beginning to PLUG IN. Social network “Facebook” has a minimum age requirement of 13 years old. Showing that our younger generations are becoming more and more digitized, and they have to. <br />Source: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/main/7399413.html<br />Photoby: diegodiazphotography<br />
Adult users are plugging in as well. In 2008 approx. 12 Million were using social networking ..<br />Photoby: diegodiazphotography<br />
..That number grew to approx. 46 million in 2011 – an 18% increase<br />http://www.arbitron.com/downloads/infinite_dial_2011_presentation.pdf<br />Photoby: dAnthonyGattome<br />
But what are we connecting with? The answer… Smart Phones.<br />Photoby: klaas4<br />
Mobility is cause for our obsessive need to stay updated, informed and entertained. <br />Photoby: Susan NYC<br />
Besides entertainment, more and more smart phones are being used for work<br />Photoby: ndbutter<br />
By the end of 2010, 53% of companies will have deployed iPhones. <br />Photoby: ndbutter<br />Source: Aberdeen Group, Dec 2009<br />
Just howconnectedare we? Lets put it this way…<br />Photoby: Rocky Mountain Joe<br />
97% of text messages are opened..87% of them are opened within 1 hour<br />Photoby: Rocky David McKFlit<br />Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVtqo5jk_8c<br />
Many of us rely heavily on our mobile devices. Some of us too much. Some say that technology is removing the way people exist in the real world, others say we benefit living in a digital world. “I believe we need to maintain a balance between our digital and physical worlds” – iambrodyy<br />Photoby: FLEECIRCUS<br />
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