I think TEDx Talks are a great way of learning, not academics but things that really matter in today’s world or are simply interesting.
Today’s world is so developed and accessing the internet is extremely easy that it seems more than normal or even can be a natural habit. Do I consider myself addicted to the Internet? At first I thought ‘of course I don’t!’, but the more I thought about it, the more I started to feel like I am.
I think the main purpose of the internet is to gain information we are seeking for. Something that is worth the time spending in front of the screen. I am one of those people who is guilty of online shopping because I am too lazy to go out, constantly refreshing my Facebook page, Instagram, Snapchat and so on. I even find myself planning the day according to the weather I look up online.
I have decided to share this TEDx Talk as I think it’s a subject that touches so many people, particularly us – media students. I like how Dr. Kimberly Young from the video gives such true examples of the ‘addiction’ by asking questions such as: ‘How many times you go out for a dinner and you see a couple next door to you and they are just looking at their screens and they are not talking to each other?’ We tend to be more focused on sharing the fact that we are at the dinner by taking Instagram pictures than actually enjoying a good time out.