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Social Media Is Not Social

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A flipbook about social media

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Social Media Is Not Social

  1. 1. Social Media... Is Not Social By: Brett SykesPhoto Source: Flickr “Oblivious” Andrew Sutherland
  2. 2. Social media has allowed us to put on masks and hold up shields. [12] Photo Source: Pixabay “Leonidas statue” Gancheva
  3. 3. In real life, we look like this. [9] Photo Source: Flickr “cat” Selda Eigler
  4. 4. But, online we look like this. [9] Photo Source: Flickr “Lion” Dulup
  5. 5. Focusing on cultivating our online persona is a crutch and the expense is our real-life persona. [12] Photo Source: Flickr “Lost to society ” Ricardo Liberato
  6. 6. 71% of Internet users are plugged into social media [12] and we check our phones 150 times per day [9]. Photo Source: Flickr “Texting” M.o.B 68
  7. 7. We have sacrificed conversation for connection. [7] Photo Source: Flickr “Taxi!” Stefan Tarnell
  8. 8. 39% of Americans spend more time socializing online, than face to face. [1] Photo Source: Flickr “sb10063521a-001” Verkeorg
  9. 9. We expect more from technology and less from each other. [7] Photo Source: Flickr “Airplane” Cory Hatchel
  10. 10. 20% of Americans prefer texting or communicating online to talking face to face. [1] Photo Source: Flickr “Hug” Petras Gagilas
  11. 11. Social networks are creating the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. [7] Photo Source: Flickr “Texting” Kreg Steppe
  12. 12. 33% of Americans are more likely to speak to someone new online than in person. [1] Photo Source: Flickr “American Flag” Michael Dorausch
  13. 13. People who use social networking sites are prone to social isolation. [6] Photo Source: Flickr “Isolation” Mtrappitt
  14. 14. We are together, but each of us is in our own bubble. [11] Photo Source: Flickr “Bubbles” Jeff Kubina
  15. 15. Right now we are too connected to people and it’s only making us unhappy. [3] Photo Source: Flickr “Dwindling Flames - 20151001_074618” L. Eaton
  16. 16. An experiment found that Facebook could cause problems in relationships by increasing feelings of jealousy and envy. [5] Photo Source: Flickr “Couple” Wyatt Fisher
  17. 17. We live in a time of multi-communicating, where no one person gets personal attention for long. [4] Photo Source: Flickr “Birds” likeaduck
  18. 18. Even selfies are interrupting experiences to mark the moment.[10] Photo Source: Flickr “Selfie Stick” Ravi
  19. 19. Being alone feels like a problem that needs to be solved, so people solve it by connecting. [7] Photo Source: Flickr “For my math girl” Craig Dugas
  20. 20. People in the U.S. check their Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts a staggering 17 times a day. [2] Photo Source: Flickr “Texting in Nyc” Michele Ursino
  21. 21. We are getting used to a way of being alone together. [11] Photo Source: Flickr “Communication Breakdown” Matteo Bagnoli
  22. 22. We would all live better if we had hands to hold rather than keys to click. [8] Photo Source: Flickr “Holding Hands” Quinn Dombrowski
  23. 23. Bibliography Bennett, Shea. "Is Social Networking Making Us Antisocial?" The Premier Online Debate Website. Schools.com, 15 July 2012. Web. 05 June 2016. [1] Chang, Lulu. "Americans Spend an Alarming Amount of Time Checking Social Media on Their Phones." Digital Trends. N.p., 13 June 2015. Web. 05 June 2016. [2] Chayka, Kyle. "The New, Improved Online Friendship." Next. N.p., 24 Mar. 2015. Web. 05 June 2016. [3] Eichler, Leah. "Sorry to Be Rude, but My Smartphone Needs My Attention." The Globe and Mail. N.p., 04 Oct. 2013. Web. 05 June 2016. [4] KKonnikova, Maria. "How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy." The New Yorker. N.p., 10 Sept. 2013. Web. 05 June 2016. [5] "Social Networking ProCon.org." ProConorg Headlines. N.p., 25 May 2016. Web. 05 June 2016. [6] TEDtalksDirector. "Sherry Turkle: Connected, but Alone?" YouTube. YouTube, 03 Apr. 2012. Web. 05 June 2016. [7] TEDxTalks. "How Social Media Makes Us Unsocial | Allison Graham | TEDxSMU." YouTube. YouTube, 10 Nov. 2014. Web. 05 June 2016. [8] TEDxTalks. "How Social Media Makes Us Unsocial | Allison Graham | TEDxSMU." YouTube. YouTube, 10 Nov. 2014. Web. 05 June 2016. [9] TTurkle, Sherry. "The Documented Life." The New York Times. The New York Times, 15 Dec. 2013. Web. 05 June 2016. [10] Turkle, Sherry. "The Flight From Conversation." The New York Times. The New York Times, 21 Apr. 2012. Web. 05 June 2016. [11] White, Thomas. "Why Social Media Isn't Social." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 02 Nov. 2013. Web. 05 June 2016. [12]

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