Look at me: why attention-seeking is the defining need of our times | Society | The Guardian

Vi må huske hvorfor det er så nødvendigt at skelne mellem opmærksomhed og intimitet.

“We don’t know yet whether social media makes people lonely. Even if it does, we should remember that it is also useful to keep real friendships going. But an MHF survey last month found that 30% of young Scots say social media makes them feel isolated. The 2015 Pisa schools report showed a dramatic fall across the developed world since 2012 in the number of children who would say that “I make friends easily at school”. By a small margin, those who use the internet the most were also most likely (17%) to say that they felt lonely – although we don’t know which was causing which, if either. We also don’t know how much of their time online was spent on social media.”

Kilde: Look at me: why attention-seeking is the defining need of our times | Society | The Guardian

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A Call to Cut Back Online Addictions. Pitted Against Just One More Click. – The New York Times

En digital pause kan give muligheden for at genoplive meningsfuldheden i aktivt valgte måder at kommunikere og opretholde sine sociale kontakter.

“I feel more invested in the time I spend with people. And because we interact less frequently, we have this idea that we want to make the most of the experience,” said Ms. Mushakevich, who says she is unlikely to reinstall the Facebook app on her phone. “That makes it seem more meaningful than if we had all of the time in the world, like we do on Facebook.”

Kilde: A Call to Cut Back Online Addictions. Pitted Against Just One More Click. – The New York Times

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