Take some time to watch an interesting video, Are We Becoming Bots, presented by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar. In his video Polgar describes how in today’s digital age, each person is connected to many, many other people. Too many connections can lead individuals to send “botified” responses — meaning that we sometimes behave more like robots and less like people. “Botified” behavior occurs because of the digital world challenges that arise when we try to accommodate way too many online connections.
Polar notes that we also receive many bot (or robot) generated messages (think Linked-In and Facebook). His video is a useful reminder for those of us managing many online conversations, that as we go about communicating with large numbers of people, we stay focused on people rather than the automatic and impersonal responses.