Monday, March 26, 2012

Get reborn by social media (inspired by a TED talk)

The article about Twitter and imagined audience really interests me with some of its research findings, especially the one that points out that people who have few followers on Twitter would treat their posting updates as a live dairy of their lives. This is an amazing thought!! Day by day, we never really look back to see what a trace of lives we have left on all these social media sites. If one day we connect all the dots together, we would be able to see what we have been through or who we have been, at least who we have been "trying" to be. We not only imagine our audience, we imagine ourselves too - as educators, as trend explorers, as social queens.....

I also found this TED talk that discusses how our online social networking behaviors are creating and reflecting our personalities and lives. The idea that we can be "re-created" after death somehow through all our past social media experiences is really interesting. Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amber!

    Thank you for sharing this video and your insights. It’s intriguing that we are creating and documenting our lives that will continue to live in the cloud after we pass. I do believe Twitter, Facebook time line and blogs are the modern day dairy and journals. It’s almost scary that our digital selves may continue to live on after we pass. With baby boomers aging, the “funeral” market will also boom in the coming years. It will be interesting to see if any of these digital services, where people can leave digital documentation behind, start to catch on and flourish with that generation.