Technology: The Google Generation
It was the dawning of a new era. It was the beginning of an abundance of information made readily available and a way to stay connected, known as the World Wide Web.
I recall my grandfather telling me the traditional stories that so many of us have heard through first person accounts or in a tale in a movie, magazine or newspaper article. “I remember back in the day when I had to walk five miles to get to school with a small coat in the middle of winter. I used to read my books by candlelight with the smallest gust of wind putting out the flame. You young people have no idea how easy you have it.” If having school buses and electricity made our great grandfathers shake their heads imagine what they would think of our life now!
Technology has advanced us in so many ways it’s almost a given that in a group of people if a question arises someone will jump on their cell phone and find the answer. (You know those people)
Technology has especially advanced us in regards to learning. I want to take a closer look at the causes and effects of this new generation. The new ‘tools’ available to aid us in our search for information. The new Google generation, the cut and paste generation and I don’t mean with scissors and glue. Continue reading
Today I find myself reading other peoples Blogs and trying to navigate my way around my own Blog attempting to figure out how this all works. I am not very technologically inclined so I find this phase rather frustrating and distracting.
I have a love/hate relationship with technology and social media. Technology is changing the way we communicate, operate, think and socialize. It is also changing our priorities (ex. my spending the day figuring out how to navigate this Blog and worrying about whether or not it is aesthetically appealing rather than focusing my attentions to writing)
But I have been heard saying that I like to equate a depth of knowledge with a depth of over all character. People that are willing to invest time to read and research seem to be the same people that take time for all of the things around them with an understanding that we can’t be in all places at once but to be present in the places that we are at.
So, I learn to Blog.
“I am a ‘Wordy’ (word junky) and the word BLOG is so, well, for lack of a better word, blah.”