Why Social Media is Shit

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Presentation from our techMAP London Meetup on 6th February. Speaker: Luke Tipping. Panellists: Paul Spiers, Charlotte Beckett and Lee Stacey.

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Why Social Media is Shit

  1. 1. WHY SOCIALMEDIA’S SHIT @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  2. 2. THE BEST THING SINCE JESUS @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  3. 3. BUT @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  4. 4. ‘We feelmoreinsecure,isolated andlonely thanever’. Source: The insecure American: How we got here and what we should do about it @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  5. 5. ‘Americanssay theyhave fewerfriendsthan everbefore’. Source: Social isolation in America: Changes in core discussion networks over two decades @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  6. 6. ‘We only have two close friends’. Source: The Guardian: Social networking aside how many close friends do you have? @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  7. 7. WHY? @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  8. 8. 1. EVERYBODY’S PRETENDING2. EVERYBODY’S ELSEWHERE3. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE ALONE @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  9. 9. 1. EVERYBODY’S PRETENDING @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  10. 10. @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  11. 11. THE ADVANTAGE OF SCREENS IS THAT THEY GIVE US SOMEWHERE TO HIDE @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  12. 12. ‘Wheneverthere is time towrite, edit anddelete there isroom forperformance’. Sherry Turkle, Alone Together @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  13. 13. WE FEAR THE ECHOCHAMBER CREATED BYCOPY AND PASTE @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  14. 14. @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  15. 15. @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  16. 16. @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  17. 17. ‘We’ve stoppedliving life atface value.Now we livelife atinterfacevalue’. Sherry Turkle, @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012   Alone Together
  18. 18. WE SHOULD BE DOING MORE OF THIS @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  19. 19. AND LESS OF THIS @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  20. 20. 2. EVERYBODY’S ELSEWHERE @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  21. 21. NOBODY’SWHERETHEY ARE @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  22. 22. NOT EVEN AT WEDDINGS @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  23. 23. NOT EVEN WITH THEIR CHILDREN @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  24. 24. ‘Technologylike iPhonesclose us offfrom ourecosystems.This is why wedon’t take careof nature.’ Juan Pablo Orrego, 180° South @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  25. 25. 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 @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  26. 26. 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 @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  27. 27. 3. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE ALONE @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  28. 28. THEREARETHREEAMAZINGBENEFITSOFSOLITUDE @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  29. 29. ATONEMENT TO SELF @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  30. 30. INTENSIFICATION @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  31. 31. DISINHIBITION @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  32. 32. BUT IT’SALMOSTIMPOSSIBLETO BE ALONETHESE DAYS @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  33. 33. SO WHATSHOULD WEALL DO? @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  34. 34. @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  35. 35. 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 @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  36. 36. LIVE A LESSMEDIATED LIFE @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  
  37. 37. MYSPACE @LukeTipping,  Feb  2012  

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