A short explanation of the motivation behind social media sharing and why we post what we post. More
The creation of modern social media has unintentionally bred an air of disconnection from the world. In this paper I explain the many ways in which we attempt to stop this feeling of loneliness and I put forth that social media's main purpose besides revenue generation is the transference of empathy.
Should one wish to know the details of my upbringing or the history of my artistic inspiration, one only needs to remember that if I wanted you to know, I'd be writing more books about that. Currently, I am not.
on Jan. 12, 2014 :
Interesting. I have often thought that humans are caught in sort of an endless loop - we are distanced by technology because we 'talk' online more than we talk in person, thus technology is what brings us together - sort of a double-edged sword.
This piece focused on 'why' people post what they post on Facebook. Have you given any thought to the broader topic of humanity and technology?