Facebook, twitter, Instagram, blogging, and even snap chat are just some of the names that we are familiar with and the social media that I use. I would like to say that I get things done before I spent my time on these social medias that have to do with technology, but sadly I find myself (even this last week) setting on Facebook when I should be writing this blog or even cleaning my house. Let’s face it we have all been there at some point in our life, it might even be something like reading a book or even reading a book on a kindle. I wish I could say that I am good at multitasking but I think I am probably the worst at it! Now I’m not saying that the social media and technology is a bad thing but I do think it has become a problem, even in my life. I have even caught myself having a conversation with my grandparents and not remember what was said because I was on my phone or lap top doing something. So to answer the question, when are we truly present? I would have to say that the only time that we are actually truly present is when we are paying attention and not doing something else. I love the TED video because it honestly opened my eyes! I feel that we lose so much from being glued to our devices of technology because first of all we are losing listening skills that we were taught when we were in preschool and also I think that we are losing verbal communication skills! It drives me crazy to be texting someone and everything that they say is in “shortcuts”, such as TY, which is thank you, I personally don’t care if it is a text or a social media if you are saying thank you, say it don’t just abbreviate it! I think that we can learn a lot from articles and videos because the people who write and talk about this subject has done research and know the facts….most of the time.
Here is an interesting read i Found!!! Students and Technology