Annotated Bibliographies

5 Nov

Walker, Justin. Telephone Interview. 29 2012.

1. How often do you spend time on social networks?

“ZERO hours a week, the last time I was on something it was linkedin, and that was 6 months ago”

2. How well do you think I communicate?

I feel that I am one of the best communicators out there in our generation. I value communication very much and I feel that social networks are just a way to distract people from real interactions. I wish I knew the person who made facebook, and other social networks so I can know what he had in mind when he made that. I wish we could all get rid of social networks and get back to reality and have real life conversations like the old days, and how its supposed to be.

3. Why don’t you or do you use social networks?

I think they are drama filled, and they take away from real communication. Real communication is what will get you places in life, not anything done on a social network.

4. Advantages/Disadvantages

They only advantages I see with social networks are keeping in contact with people that you can not talk to on a everyday basis. Its easy to connect with family out ot town. The disadvantages outweigh the advantages in my opinion. It can cause drama, and it makes people life in fantasy.

Walker, Justin. Telephone Interview. 29 2012.

1. How often do you spend time on social networks?

“ZERO hours a week, the last time I was on something it was linkedin, and that was 6 months ago”

2. How well do you think I communicate?

I feel that I am one of the best communicators out there in our generation. I value communication very much and I feel that social networks are just a way to distract people from real interactions. I wish I knew the person who made facebook, and other social networks so I can know what he had in mind when he made that. I wish we could all get rid of social networks and get back to reality and have real life conversations like the old days, and how its supposed to be.

3. Why don’t you or do you use social networks?

I think they are drama filled, and they take away from real communication. Real communication is what will get you places in life, not anything done on a social network.

4. Advantages/Disadvantages

They only advantages I see with social networks are keeping in contact with people that you can not talk to on a everyday basis. Its easy to connect with family out ot town. The disadvantages outweigh the advantages in my opinion. It can cause drama, and it makes people life in fantasy.

Summary of 1st source.

Social media is not bad, but is actually good by helping people connect with each other, which would otherwise be impossible. Social media also helps people communicate with each other online, and also offline.

“If anything, social media is a counterweight to the ongoing devaluation of human lives. Social media’s rapid rise is a loud, desperate, emerging attempt by people everywhere to connect with *each other* in the face of all the obstacles that modernity imposes on our lives: suburbanization that isolates us from each other, long working-hours and commutes that are required to make ends meet, the global migration that scatters families across the globe, the military-industrial-consumption machine that drives so many key decisions, and, last but not least, the television — the ultimate alienation machine — which remains the dominant form of media.”

“It is true that the rise of the Internet may result in some people feeling more isolated than before, but those will likely be the people who do not or cannot use these new tools to engage their social ties. Such people, who reluctantly socialize via online methods due to skill or cost or personal disposition may well find themselves *left out* of conversation. “

“Or consider the elderly — the most poignant example Turkle raises. Data say they are now online in growing numbers. Why? So they can talk to people. Old classmates. Grandchildren. Each other. I’ve heard of many similar stories from people with disabilities: Social media allow them to connect in a world which does not otherwise allow them easy access. The fact that, rather than being separate “real” and “virtual” worlds, online and offline spheres are integrated is exactly why people can attempt to break away from the constraints in their offline lives by hacking their connectivity through online interaction.”

“ All data I’ve seen say that people who use social media are either also more social offline; or that they have benefited from social media to keep in touch with people they otherwise could not; or that many people find fellows, peers and like-minded individuals they otherwise could not find. In other words, texting, Facebook-status updates, and Twitter conversations are not displacing face-to-face socializing — on average, they are making them stronger. Social media is enhancing human connectivity as people can converse in ways that were once not possible.”

Summary of 2nd Source:

Teenagers are mostly affected by social networking, pervasieness of electronics, and technology. It is up to the parents to show them the right path by showing them the way life can be without all the blur.

Research done for this article shows that spending more time glued to technology affects social skills, which results in the title “A socially awkward generation.”

“A recent study published in Developmental Psychology suggests digital multitasking could very well leave our kids socially inept. The study examined the media habits and social development of almost 3,500 girls between the ages of 8 and 12. The study abstract states, “Regression analyses indicated that negative social well-being was positively associated with levels of uses of media that are centrally about interpersonal interaction (e.g., phone, online communication) as well as uses of media that are not (e.g., video, music and reading).”

“Children learn by example,” says Dr. Ramakrishna. “If they see Mom and Dad constantly reaching for their smartphones, they come to believe that this is a good way to spend one’s time. If parents themselves put down their gadgets and focus on interacting with others directly, children will follow their lead.”

“The more that kids multitask, the more they lose the ability to focus and concentrate in-depth on one task at a time,” says Sujatha Ramakrishna, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist. “This increases the likelihood that they will develop symptoms of ADHD, which will impair their performance in school and eventually the workplace.”

“Real-life social development is an important component of ‘emotional intelligence,’ now thought by many psychologists to be an even stronger predictor of future success in life than a child’s I.Q,”

Social Network Interview Questions

1. How often do you do spend time on social network sites?

2. What do you do when you are on there ?

3. How well do you feel you communicate ?

4.why do you, or don’t you use it ( social networks )

5. Advantages/ disadvantages

  1. around 1-2 hours a week all together
  2. 2) check up on friends I don’t get to see anymore, and use them as an emailing system
  3. 3) not all that well, I try to stick with calling/texting, and don’t tend to read anything I’ve received right away
  4. 4) I don’t tend to use em due to the childish behavior that’s involved with social networking sites (which I’ve also been involved with) <– not the point
  5. 5) advantages- keeping up to date with people’s lives I never get to see in person
  6. Disadvantages- social networking sites can tend to bring the worse out in people.

From: http://socialmediatoday.com/node/942651

“It has been proven that conscious and subconscious behaviors dramatically increase when people are involved through social networking. Because humans are emotionally dependent on each other, many people will share qualities, both positive and negative.”

From: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/4-ways-social-media-is-changing-your-relationships/

“With the inrush of so much information about how other people are living their lives, or conducting their businesses, it’s easy to feel that we can’t compete. We might also feel some pressure to demonstrate a certain persona, as we know that people are always watching us. It can feel like we’ve traded a real-life rat race for an online one.”

Facebook: Redefining Human Relationships

“A study showed recently that Facebook is stated as one of the reasons for 33% of divorces in the UK. That’s a third of all divorces. How unbelievable that a virtual world, invented only a few years ago, has had such an impact on how we relate to each other and has even been related to the cause of the breakdown of some marriages.”

“The social networking site offers people the opportunity to flirt openly, have inappropriate conversations, reveal personal marital problems, upset a spouse with comments on sexy pictures, the list goes on and on…”

“Whatever happened to keeping things private behind closed doors? It used to be considered vulgar and tasteless to be so open about one’s intimate life, so when did it become the norm?”

This author is very heated about the way that Facebook has changed human relationships in general, but more so intimate relationships with couples and good friends. This is definitely an opinion article with little known data, but still very true for anyone who has seen a news feed.

Can We Talk? Social Media’s Impact on Human Relations

“Social media is about relationship growth that does not need to take place with face-to-face meetings.”

“All great things are accomplished through face-to-face meetings; whether it’s birth of a nation, the emancipation of it, or its liberation, history has shown that we humans demonstrate our best qualities when things are worse and we come together to right a wrong, no matter how popular or unpopular the issue.”

The gist of this article was to apply how social media has affected the workplace. He begins by referring to a movie “Up in the Air” about a man whose job was to fire people of corporations via video. No real face-to-face interaction. He goes on to explain how the workplace has gone from a personal and face-to-face area to a screen-to-screen area. It seems that most companies nowadays have Facebook pages to post about important things. He encourages his readers to stop tweeting, posting statuses, and pictures and to take a deep breath.

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