#Emptyshelf17 #23 The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Circle by Dave Eggers My rating: 4 of 5 stars I watched the film first - I don't know if that was a good move or not, as there's some definite oddities in the film. The book's much better, and is a real challenge as to who has the power over our knowledge (very Foucauldian), although it came to a rather abrupt end which I found a little less satisfying than the film -…

Stop saying technology is causing social isolation

Love this article that came through my feed this morning - see this early extract: People like to criticize current society. Not necessarily the current society relative to us, but the contemporary society of the time they live in. It’s just so cool to romanticize the past even if it makes us feel bad about the present. Past times were always better. And in this age of information and technology, in which the smartphone is…

#TDC15: 7679 Total Tweets (So Far)

I quite enjoyed finding epilogger a couple of years ago, neat (free) way to collect tweets into one place (sure the paid version has all kinds of exciting features!) ... so here's the tweets from Thinking Digital: a conference for those curious about how technology is shaping our future (so far 8 years Newcastle based, but with an event coming in Manchester in November).  

[AUDIO] DANAH BOYD — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives

This looks like an interesting podcast to listen to: Steeped in the cutting edge of research around the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd demystifies technology while being wise about the changes it’s making to life and relationship. She has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives. And that cyber-bullying is…
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