WHY SOCIALMEDIA’S   SHIT
THE BEST THING SINCE JESUS
BUT
‘We feelmoreinsecure,isolatedand lonelythan ever’.          Source: The insecure         American: How we got    here and ...
‘Americanssay theyhave fewerfriendsthan everbefore’.       Source: Social isolation                   in America:     Chan...
‘We only    have two         close     friends’.                                Source: The Guardian: Social networking as...
WHY?
1. EVERYBODY’S        PRETENDING2. EVERYBODY’S     ELSEWHERE3. EVERYBODY NEEDS    TO BE ALONE
1. EVERYBODY’S   PRETENDING
THE ADVANTAGE OF SCREENS IS THAT THEY GIVE  US SOMEWHERE TO HIDE
‘Wheneverthere is timeto write, editand deletethere is roomforperformance’.                             Sherry Turkle,    ...
WE FEAR THE ECHOCHAMBER CREATED BYCOPY AND PASTE
‘We’ve stoppedliving life atface value.Now we livelife atinterfacevalue’.        Sherry Turkle,         Alone Together
WE SHOULD BE DOING MORE OF THIS
AND LESS OF THIS
2. EVERYBODY’S   ELSEWHERE
NOBODY’SWHERETHEY ARE
NOT EVEN AT WEDDINGS
NOT EVEN WITH THEIR CHILDREN
‘Technologylike iPhonesclose us offfrom ourecosystems.This is why wedon’t take careof nature.’                            ...
IT’S NOT A NEW PROBLEM            ‘In the hopes            of reaching            the moon men            fail to see the ...
BUT HERE AND NOW ISTHE MOST IMPORTANTPLACE ON EARTH‘One of my favoritemethods of findinghappiness andpreventing stress isli...
3. EVERYBODY   NEEDS TO BE ALONE
THEREARETHREEAMAZINGBENEFITSOFSOLITUDE
ATONEMENT TO SELF
INTENSIFICATION
DISINHIBITION
BUT IT’SALMOSTIMPOSSIBLETO BE ALONETHESE DAYS
SO WHATSHOULDWE ALLDO?
LOOK FORWARD TO    THE PAST       ‘A solution for a       lot of the       world’s       problems may       be to turn    ...
LIVE A LESSMEDIATED LIFE
MYSPACE
THANK YOU        @LUKETIPPINGLUKECTIPPING@GOOGLEMAIL.COM
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Social media is brilliant.

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WHY SOCIAL MEDIA IS SHIT

  1. 1. WHY SOCIALMEDIA’S SHIT
  2. 2. THE BEST THING SINCE JESUS
  3. 3. BUT
  4. 4. ‘We feelmoreinsecure,isolatedand lonelythan ever’. Source: The insecure American: How we got here and what we should do about it
  5. 5. ‘Americanssay theyhave fewerfriendsthan everbefore’. Source: Social isolation in America: Changes in core discussion networks over two decades
  6. 6. ‘We only have two close friends’. Source: The Guardian: Social networking aside how many close friends do you have?
  7. 7. WHY?
  8. 8. 1. EVERYBODY’S PRETENDING2. EVERYBODY’S ELSEWHERE3. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE ALONE
  9. 9. 1. EVERYBODY’S PRETENDING
  10. 10. THE ADVANTAGE OF SCREENS IS THAT THEY GIVE US SOMEWHERE TO HIDE
  11. 11. ‘Wheneverthere is timeto write, editand deletethere is roomforperformance’. Sherry Turkle, Alone Together
  12. 12. WE FEAR THE ECHOCHAMBER CREATED BYCOPY AND PASTE
  13. 13. ‘We’ve stoppedliving life atface value.Now we livelife atinterfacevalue’. Sherry Turkle, Alone Together
  14. 14. WE SHOULD BE DOING MORE OF THIS
  15. 15. AND LESS OF THIS
  16. 16. 2. EVERYBODY’S ELSEWHERE
  17. 17. NOBODY’SWHERETHEY ARE
  18. 18. NOT EVEN AT WEDDINGS
  19. 19. NOT EVEN WITH THEIR CHILDREN
  20. 20. ‘Technologylike iPhonesclose us offfrom ourecosystems.This is why wedon’t take careof nature.’ Juan Pablo Orrego, 180° South
  21. 21. IT’S NOT A NEW PROBLEM ‘In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.’ Albert Schweitzeer
  22. 22. BUT HERE AND NOW ISTHE MOST IMPORTANTPLACE ON EARTH‘One of my favoritemethods of findinghappiness andpreventing stress isliving in themoment’. John Maeda, Designer, Author, Scientist and Zen Philosopher
  23. 23. 3. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE ALONE
  24. 24. THEREARETHREEAMAZINGBENEFITSOFSOLITUDE
  25. 25. ATONEMENT TO SELF
  26. 26. INTENSIFICATION
  27. 27. DISINHIBITION
  28. 28. BUT IT’SALMOSTIMPOSSIBLETO BE ALONETHESE DAYS
  29. 29. SO WHATSHOULDWE ALLDO?
  30. 30. LOOK FORWARD TO THE PAST ‘A solution for a lot of the world’s problems may be to turn around and take a forward step.’ Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder
  31. 31. LIVE A LESSMEDIATED LIFE
  32. 32. MYSPACE
  33. 33. THANK YOU @LUKETIPPINGLUKECTIPPING@GOOGLEMAIL.COM
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