Who in the World Am I?
One of my favourite stories ever since I was a child was Alice in Wonderland. This is such a common fact about me that all my friends know, and it is not unknown for me to receive Alice in Wonderland themed gift.
One of the greatest lessons I learnt from the book was the need for self exploration. My favourite passages from the book describes how self exploration is a constant journey. It reads; “I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”,
Applying this concept to the Reconnect it is important that we constantly explore our personal media consumption habits. It seems ever since we’ve started learning about “media” we have been told what our relationship to it has been, is, and should be. Video games for example make us lazy, violent, and if we play them we are trying to escape our own reality. If we are on Facebook for example we are careless about our privacy, socially inept, and probably horribly narcissistic. These two examples describe the stereotypes have been placed on our media consumption habits.
Today we received an e-mail from a reader, and now follower who goes under the pseudonym gergeosam.
The e-mail read:
i read Online Dating: Friend of Foe
so now im sending you an attachment full of 2 experiences i had while trying out dating online
hope you enjoy! its a little graphic
The following is a copy of what he sent us in the attachment. Reader discretion is advised.
In this overview video of Don Tapscott’s Grown Up Digital, a positive light is shed on the ‘Net Geners’. Outlining that we are not dumber and not net addictive but simply expanding our social skills on new platforms. Tapscott believes that we all have something to learn from ‘Net Geners’.
Having read about Professor Mark Bauerlein’s theory and now Tapscott’s, which do you agree with? What is your opinion on each theory?
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Posted by: Mariam Matti