Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two interpretations of our tech-infused lives

I think that the advent of social networking has been a huge enhancement to my life, at least.  But don't you sometimes have difficulty stepping away from it?  I know I do.  These two videos, presented separately on Neatorama, have two different takes on the impact of social networking on our lives.

"Smigley: Noise"

"A Life on Facebook"


Which do you think is closer to the truth?  Do you think we'll be on Facebook 'til we "Logout?" What do these videos say to you about communication?

The first video, as a wordless story, has potential as a narrative development activity for older students, and more are available at simigley.tv (but screen for language).  The second one, in case you missed it, has the F-bomb (quietly and quickly typed) in it, so it's probably not a good resource to use with students. 

1 comment:

  1. Sean, these videos are so good and I've been thinking about them since I first viewed them last week. The FB video is a reality. We are currently living our lives for all to see online. Pretty incredible.
    The first video just reminded me that sometimes we need to take a break from 2.0. Too much of anything can be a bad thing.
    Great perspectives. Thanks.

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