The survey on this weeks learning path really opened my eyes. I admit, I read the question and thought it was a joke because the answer is surely so easy? Turns out, there are a plethora of ways to look at technology and the way we socialise using it. I recently (over the last 2 weeks) felt I was getting a little too connected to my smartphone… my alarm would go off in the morning and I would scroll through my Instagram feed before getting out of bed. I would take a break from my studies because ‘my eyes were sore from looking at the screen’ and then go sit and read Mamamia articles on my smartphone for an hour while on my break. But the worst part, I felt, was while I was spending time with friends or my boyfriend and we would all be sitting on our phones instead of interacting together. Although it doesn’t really minimise my time using my smartphone that much, I decided my goal would be, beside answering phone calls, I would only look at things on my phone while I am by myself. When my boyfriend gets home from work, I put my phone in my room and out of sight. When friends come over, my phone goes in a draw and is not left out on the table. Its a small step, but makes me more aware of making an effort to communicate with my friends, rather than liking their most recent post.
Perhaps I should consider a day without technology such as mentioned by Kathy in her Blog post.
Until next blog.