I just finished reading Maggie Jackson’s ‘Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the coming dark age’ as well as Susan Jacoby’s ‘The Age of American Unreason.’ These books hit a nerve of something that I was unable to articulate until now.
I have become increasingly interested in social media. By social media I mean social networking, blogging, texting (SMS), instant messaging, etc. While we have certainly seen the economic impact of these technologies, I would like to study the social and human behavioral impact of them as well.
What is your perspective on this issue? Without making a judgment value, how has all of this social media affected your life. More importantly, how has it affected your / others behavior?