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Flipbook tristan zeng

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  1. 1. TOO MUCH CONNECTION?Image:  Nomo123  
  2. 2. TWITTER HAS 269MILLION ACTIVEUSERS500MILLIONTWEETSPER DAYImage:  MDGovpics  
  3. 3. Google +IS RACKING UPLARGENUMBERS OFNEW USERSIT NOW CAN BOAST 359MILLION ACTIVE USERSImage:  brionv  
  4. 4. FACEBOOK IS NOW AT 1.06BILLION MONTHLY ACTIVEUSERSImage:  Robert  Scoble  
  5. 5. IF FACEBOOK WERE A COUNTRY IT WOULD BETHE THIRD LARGEST IN THE WORLD, BEHINDONLY CHINA AND INDIAImage:  marcopako  
  6. 6. FACEBOOKSAW 57%GROWTH INMOBILEMONTHLYUSERSTHIS NUMBER EXCEEDED THE NUMBER OF PEOPLEUSING IT ON DESKTOPS ON A DAILY BASISImage:    louisvolant  
  7. 7. We live in a technological universe in which we are alwayscommunicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversationfor mere connection.Image:  UltraSlo1  
  8. 8. We are together, but each of us is in our ownbubble, furiously connected to keyboardsand tiny touch screens. Image:  jfgornet  
  9. 9. THE LITTLEDEVICES MOSTOF US CARRYAROUND ARE SOPOWERFULTHAT THEY CHANGENOT ONLY WHAT WE DO,BUT ALSO WHO WE ARE.By  UltraSlo1  
  10. 10. Self-presentation becomes moreimportant than self-representation inconstructing identity online. Image:  niallkennedy  
  11. 11. Texting and e-mail and posting let us present theself we want to be. We can edit. And if we wishto, we can delete.Image:  msk  
  12. 12. USERSCONSCIOUSLYCHOOSE ANIMAGE THATOMITS SOMEFLAWS OF WHICHTHEY BELIEVEOTHERS WILLDISAPPROVEOR DEEMINAPPROPRIATE.Image:  dawolf-­‐  
  13. 13. We have high accessibility to so many people,and we’re choosing breadth over depth and avirtual world over the real world. Image:  FullbridgeProgram  
  14. 14. NEARLY 40% OF AMERICANS NOW SPEND MORETIME SOCIALIZING VIA THE INTERNET THANTHEY DO IN REAL LIFE.Image:  pennstatenews  
  15. 15. It seems that over time we stop caring, weforget that there is a difference, betweenconnection and conversation..Image  Jonwick04  
  16. 16. But connecting doesn’t work aswell when it comes tounderstanding and knowing oneanother.  Image:  MeckiMac  
  17. 17. IF YOURRELATIONSHIPIS ONLYTHROUGH ACOMPUTERYOU ARELOSING THATPERSONALCONNECTION.Image:    __o[ES]__  
  18. 18. A reliance on virtual world communicationscould lead to a deficiency in real worldabilities.Image:    davus  
  19. 19. WE EXPECT MOREFROM TECHNOLOGYAND LESSFROM ONEANOTHER,AND…Image:  LJR.MIKE  
  20. 20. Seem increasingly drawn totechnologies that provide theillusion of companionship withoutthe demands of relationship.Image:  vonderauvisuals  
  21. 21. Not too long ago,people walked withtheir heads up,looking at thewater, the sky, thesand and at oneanother, talking...Image:  mikebaird  
  22. 22. Now they often walk with theirheads down, typing.Image:  comedy_nose
  23. 23. SOURCES•  hSp://www.nyUmes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-­‐flight-­‐from-­‐conversaUon.html?pagewanted=all  •  hSp://ca.ign.com/arUcles/2013/05/02/report-­‐google-­‐bigger-­‐than-­‐twiSer-­‐with-­‐359-­‐million-­‐acUve-­‐users  •  hSp://ca.ign.com/arUcles/2013/05/02/report-­‐google-­‐bigger-­‐than-­‐twiSer-­‐with-­‐359-­‐million-­‐acUve-­‐users  •  hSp://www.academia.edu/1878518/IdenUty_ConstrucUon_on_Facebook  •  hSp://fuseduluth.blogspot.ca/2013/01/conversaUon-­‐vs-­‐connecUon.html  •  All  images  from  Flickr  

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