“Why are you so obsessed with me?”

This week in my BCM112 (Convergent Media Practices) class, we discussed gadgets (technology) and how we are “obsessed” with them pretty much. Gadgets are nowadays considered an everyday essential for society. On a daily basis, laptops, phones and tablets etc. are used to make our lives “easier”. According to stats in 2010, there were 5 billion people in the world using a mobile phone. In 2010 I had a web slider… Anyway, I’ve included a Prezi powerpoint here: http://prezi.com/kaap071fnb-c/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy just going over the basics of the differentiation of generations and technology’s impact on children/youth today. It’s an obsession, we cannot go without wondering what someone else is doing even if they’re across from us.

-Lachy.

Sources:

http://www.acma.gov.au/theACMA/engage-blogs/engage-blogs/Research-snapshots/Aussie-teens-online

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/arts/your-childs-phone-and-tablet-could-be-harming-their-eyes-expert-warns/news-story/c91174a8dcd55d0e70f0836144a403c5

& Lecture with Ted… Prezi

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  1. I had no idea that 5 billion people around the world were using mobile phones, more facts like that, this was a great blog post. Using more facts would be a nice touch to add onto the post, still fantastic though

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  2. Yeah there is a thoroughly interesting set of academic literature on the use of mobile phones within developing nations — and how ubiquitous they’ve become. There’s a very good book on this by Robin Jeffrey, called ‘Great Indian Phonebook: How Cheap Mobile Phones Change Business, Politics and Daily Life’.

    There are discussions regarding repercussions for feminism, productivity, entrepreneurship, and the use of mobile banking — all of which are double-edged swords, able to be used as tools of empowerment or control.

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