An interesting and witty article about the information we share on the internet and how it effects us psychologically.
A couple parts I found really interesting:
“A study published last month in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking found that the more time people spent on Facebook, the happier they perceived their friends to be and the sadder they felt as a consequence.”
“Today, kids who graduate have to drag all their elementary school and high school “friends” along with them.
“The whole system is giving very ambitious people much less chance to reinvent themselves,” said Jaron Lanier, author of “You Are Not a Gadget,” and the change is less dramatic. Who would Bob Dylan end up, he wondered, if Zimmerman were there with him the whole time?”
On another interesting note, I accidentally called the internet Facebook the other day. As in I was trying to talk about the internet in general, and said Facebook. Gasp.