Looking into Our Kids’ Futures: Will Social Media Be There?
Posted by Marti Weston on October 19, 2012
If you missed this set of essays, Is Facebook a Fad? Will Our Children Tweet?, published in the June 19, 2012, New York Times, take some time to read these short pieces on social media and contemporary life.
As a part of a regular Times’ feature, Room for Debate opinion, readers can learn what six knowledgeable media commentators think about the always evolving digital world.
For instance, MIT Professor Sherry Turkle describes the tendency of social media users to “hide” from one another, substituting quick text nuggets for what used to be face-to-face interaction. Morra Aarons Mele, a digital manager and founder of Women Online, acknowledges the communication downsides, but says that social media and the digital professional work it has created make the world more egalitarian.
The other essays are just as interesting and thoughtfully written.
Find out what these six experts think about the changes, the effects of these changes, and whether these writers expect social media to be permanent part of our lives in the near and far future.
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