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  • 1. OurDigitalWorldphoto: TF28 (flickr)By: Doug McFarlane
  • 2. We may think we live in oneworld, but in reality...we live in TWOphoto: Sweetie187 (flikr)
  • 3. file:///C:/Users/engsoc_vpsa/Desktop/Photofigure/185979571_091342fd75_b.jpgThere’s the worldwe’re used to...Image: Bluedharma (flickr)
  • 4. and our alternatedigital worldPhoto: sourced from google images Creative Commons filter
  • 5. We use our digital world toconnect sullivantoph (flickr)
  • 6. image: ideowl (flickr)Even on thebiggest of days...
  • 7. “Forsomecouples,Facebookmay serveas a tool forrelationshipmaintenance”Photo: Gregory Jordan (flickr)Quote: I Now Pronounce You FBO: Facebook Official
  • 8. But how closely does ourdigital self reflect our truecharacter?image:Pig Sty Avenue (flickr)
  • 9. In the Digital Worldwe construct ourselves,and tone ourselves into what wethink people want. Photo: vancouverfilmschool☆ (flickr)
  • 10. file:///C:/Users/Douglas/Downloads/6934233521_0dab97c2c6_o.pngAnonymity allows us to hidebehind our commentsAnonymityallows us to hidebehind our comcomments raincoaster (flickr)
  • 11. But sometimes our online livesand our real lives cross paths...Image from acagebee(flikr)
  • 12. “Technology has also allowedus to shape who we areand highlight specific features in wayswe couldn’t do as easily offline.”Quote: The Social Psychology of the SelfiePhoto: Robby Mueller (flickr)
  • 13. “We rely on others’ perceptions,judgments and appraisals todevelop our social self.”image: thrill kills sunday pills (flickr)quote: The Social Psychology of the Selfie
  • 14. And to many, the connection tothe digital world is an addiction.image: Photo Extremist (flickr)Staggeringnumbers ofpeople areconnected.
  • 15. 7/10 people in North America areusing some form of Social MediaFacebook alone has18 millionCanadian users
  • 16. 78% of parents sur-veyed help their chil-dren lie to Facebookabout age.“78% of parents surveyedhelp their children lie to Face-book about their age.”image: Vintuitive (flickr)quote: Coming of Age in the Digital Age
  • 17. Even the workplace hasswitched to a heavily digitallyfocused world. photo: chooyutshing (flickr)
  • 18. Photo: Sean MacEntee (flickr)Quote: Lecture 2“80% of fortune 500 companiesonly accept online applications”
  • 19. image: plaits (flickr)It has gotten to the point wherea day without connection makesus feel naked.
  • 20. The digital world has given us endlessopportunities, but has it debilitates ourocial skills?“Someday, someday, but certainly notnow, I’d like to learn how to have aconversation.” - 16 year old boyphoto: Cubmundo (flickr)quote: The Flight From Conversation
  • 21. Which path will you choose?Can there exist a balance?photo: tonystl (flickr)
  • 22. All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Comercial Share-Alike3.0 agreement, and sourced from flickr.Articles used are linked below:1) The Flight of Conversation The Coming of the Digital Age Social Psychology of the Selfie I Now Pronounce You FBO: Facebook Official