Facebook. Twitter. E-mail. iPad. YouTube. Blogs. FourSquare.
How many of these do you use daily? Perhaps multiple times a day? What about the ones not mentioned?
Our lifestyles are becoming increasingly dependent upon and integrated with new technology and social media. Young people – like college students – are typically quick adopters when it comes to new gadgets and tech upgrades. Over the last several years, more and more colleges and universities have jumped on the technology bandwagon by integrating handheld devices and newer technology into their curriculum and campus environments. Sure, technological advancements can and often do make things faster, easier and more efficient- but at what cost?
A recent article in Newsweek Magazine explores the effect of technology and the Internet on our social, physical and psychological well-being. It's an interesting read, so check it out and let me know your thoughts.
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