New stuff? more fun, more blindside
Hi, my name is Plankton and I am writing this blog on a phone now, and this is pretty difficult.
I actually never participated in a blog writing and this is my first post about how we deal with transitions of technologies.
I spend my middle school and high school in the era of strange transition from pencil and notebooks to PC and Macbook . When I was in middle school, none of our friends ever thought of buying a laptop for our academic purposes. We all used the computer lab room to play around and check out the new cool awesome thing called the “YouTube.”
Despite the all the positive influence that PC gave to me, I actually did not get in to the transition that well. (At least in my father’s point of view.)
I still prefers to write my ideas and my notes on a notebook and not typing it down on the PC or Macbook. And I remember I almost failed my 2 of my high school classes because I was too busy playing Risk and some online games during the class.
You see, new technology is always awesome and sparks everyone’s creativity but we still need to acknowledge the pros and the cons of how those technologies influences our daily life.
I am sure that your high school teachers and PTA had some issues too, to adapt to the new culture and the technology of PC. Obviously, they were thrilled with what we had, but they also had to come up with a method to stop students from checking on face book during class time, and how to stop the students from using iPhone to hide their exam notes.
Well check this out about twitter!
The technology of our Social media networks has evolved from (Whatever before xanga) Xanga, Myspace, then facebook, to finally twitter in decade.
However, I strongly believe that our society’ s expectation do not always match or manipulate the actual usage of the technology in reality. Like the example of schools and academic members had to adapt to the new culture of internet and laptops, the companies have to adapt and handle people with a strong influence in the internet community.
We don’t write how many people follows you on twitter, or how many friends you have on face-book on our resume (yet). But int he future we might need to, because the companies want to know how influential you are in the network. Since the Arab Spring, the potentials of the twitter has been proven to be extremely influential, but at the same time we do not know the effect of the influential people in the network to our daily lives.
If couple tweet can bring down a government, how will it affect our society, and even in the way we represent ourselves to our friends and the people?
What do you all think?
Do you think it is right to fire an employee with a because his tweet was critisizing his company?