We are so attached to our computers and smart phones, it seems nearly impossible to even get through a dinner without someone (or everyone) picking up his or her phone to text, Tweet, check-in, or share a photo. It begs me to ask the question- have we become TOO social? And have we forgotten what the word “social” really means?
- Is it time to “drop the social“? [Mashable]
- We rely on computers and devices and social networks for just about everything. So much so that Facebook is preparing for a $100B IPO and they really have you to thank. [Mashable]
- Since you spend so much time there, have you ever thought about how people look at your Facebook profile? [Mashable]
- Facebook is a little too big for you? Try out Path. A social site with a cap of 150 friends. It’s like an intimate dinner party- except without the dinner… or the party. [HuffingtonPost]
- Think it’s just for sharing what you ate for breakfast? Au contraire! Twitter is the new place to find a job. [DashBurst]
- For instance, WhoWhatWear is hiring a Social Media Manager. [Fashionista]
- Fashion not your thing? Stat.us will help you keep up to date with all your sports scores. Thank goodness. [TechCrunch]
- Remember when media meant making a commercial? Check out the first Marc Jacobs commercial here. [Elle]
- Speaking of commercials, even they have become “social” as shown here with this “Choose Your Own Adventure” commercial by Madewell [T Magazine]
- Is all this social chatter making you feel ill? Good news! A new site called Doximity will help you find a doctor [TechCrunch]
- Even the tech geeks are sick of geeks at this point. That’s why they’re packing up and headed for the Big Apple. [BetaBeat]
Perhaps it’s time to put down our gadgets and make real life connections– with the people who are right in front of our faces. Sure we are all “connected” but are we really “connecting” at all anymore?