Is Social Media Bringing on the #EpicFail of Our Society? - A Whittle Bit of Commentary 1/21/15

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

Transcript (may appear different than audio recording):

Is social media bringing on the #EpicFail of our society? Our culture is increasingly becoming self-centered, and seems as if social media is creating all kinds of problems for people including divorce and a constant, instant obsession with becoming famous online. A new app called “Fake boyfriend/girlfriend,” which they should’ve called the Manti Te’o app, allows a social user to create a complete fake partner. The app helps to create phony photos, voicemails, and texts because people are obsessed with comparing themselves to others online. Another story reported that Facebook is responsible for one third of all divorces, from real people, not fake ones. All of this silliness is creating a generation of image obsessed, and lonely, stressed individuals. Technology is creating so many problems for people that could be solved if they just turned it off. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

 

Background Material:

http://betabeat.com/2015/01/invisible-boyfriend-helps-you-expertly-fake-being-in-a-relationship/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/facebook-now-crops-up-third-5011205

 

© 2015 Chad Whittle

Posted on January 20, 2015 .