I always love a good perspective on the Millennial generation, especially when it's written from a Millennial perspective. There are a number of studies, articles and other points of view from people like me who take an active interest in the culture and sociology of this generation that currently represents everyone from teenagers to those … Continue reading Millennial medium chill: What the screwed generation can teach us about happiness
I have to admit that being an active social media participant-observer is exhausting albeit gratifying work. Being a good anthropologist and narcissist, I find myself frequently assessing my reactions others' social media behavior as influenced by the collective of digital compatriots whom I also have occasion to see in real life from time to time. … Continue reading Internetiquiette 101: Social Media Boundaries
I love this perspective (see re-blog / link below) from a photographer about Instagram and it's role as an anthropological and sociological exercise. He doesn't label Instagrammers as "posers" like some more "serious" hipster photographers might. Rather, he (or she?) points to the value it has in allowing us to share and bond over our … Continue reading Is Instagram The Photographer’s Friend or Its Faux?
Tomorrow I am going to be sitting on a panel for the marketing community in Toronto as an expert on "youth". In perusing the subject matter on which I am to be prepared to comment, one particular category entitled: "techno-powered: speed of information / innovation, new forms of connectivity and values shifts" got me going … Continue reading Truth and Consequences: Social Media Is The New “Permanent Record”
Recently, a friend of mine posed a question to me about the phenomenon of photo sharing that we see running rampant on / with apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. He wanted to understand why we do it and what I make of this new mainstream ritual and what we as humans get out … Continue reading What A Picture Is Worth