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return_to_hades

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Posted: 27 June 2010 at 10:26pm | IP Logged
Alright DM has been a bit slow for the past few days. This probably is not a fire starter topic but hopefully, we can garner discussion.

It is evident we live in the era of technology. Computers, electronic devices rule our lives. Not having internet access is akin to being abandoned on a remote island. There was a time internet was only functional. Now it is social and ever expanding its realm - blogs, twitter, facebook, myspace, forums, chat groups etc.

How is cyber culture changing our lives?

Aspects we can look into

Addiction: How dependent are we on the internet? There was a time we never checked email, never booted a computer for days, never visited forums. For many of us we have to check/post/read/update etc every day. Some need to check every hour on their mobile devices. How many of us are addicted? What is the line of addiction? When do we suffer withdrawal from the internet? How long can each of us survive without internet? Is this addiction treatable - or is this a social problem?

Communication: People are communicating less with each other. Even in an office or within a home people text each other, shoot an email instead of engaging in face to face communication. In the next generation of youth a lot of social activity like going out and hanging with peers is being replaced by online communication? Has internet killed social skills and communications or has it enhanced communication by providing a new medium? Is a few hours in a chat club a replacement for hanging at the mall with friends? Is a few hours of world of warcraft a replacement of playing with friends on the streets? Is internet providing a great way of communication by letting shy awkward people communicate? Is it ok for internet being the only means of socialization?

Interaction: Where is the line between vl and rl. With social media like Facebook - family, friends, online friends are all in the same area. The lines between virtual and real get erased every day. What is more realistic - a hard line between virtual and real, keeping it distinct? Or accepting that in the end it is all real people, the world is being made smaller each day with networking and we have to accept it as a different mode of real interaction?

Finally is technology really bringing the world closer or driving us apart.

We can go off in any direction. Pick from here, bounce of your ideas - pros cons, excitements/frustrations over cyber culture.


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Posted: 28 June 2010 at 1:09am | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades



Aspects we can look into

Addiction: How dependent are we on the internet? There was a time we never checked email, never booted a computer for days, never visited forums. For many of us we have to check/post/read/update etc every day. Some need to check every hour on their mobile devices. How many of us are addicted? What is the line of addiction? When do we suffer withdrawal from the internet? How long can each of us survive without internet? Is this addiction treatable - or is this a social problem?
 
why they use Internet in the first place!? is it his/her problem? If we don't understand the cause of it and if the cause is not removed, how we can stop the addictions...I think addiction is a mental state....they are victims of a society or their current situtation....if someone have started and once you have practiced so long, you are a great yogi...bt all kind of addiction we can change.....if we try to aware ourself then only..if we walking, walk slowly, watchfully. Looking, look watchfully, and you will see trees are greener than they have ever been and roses are rosier than they have ever been. Listen. Somebody is talking, gossiping.. listen, listen attentively. When you are talking, talk attentively. Let your whole waking activity becom de automatized..nothing is imposible! Smile

Communication: People are communicating less with each other. Even in an office or within a home people text each other, shoot an email instead of engaging in face to face communication. In the next generation of youth a lot of social activity like going out and hanging with peers is being replaced by online communication? Has internet killed social skills and communications or has it enhanced communication by providing a new medium? Is a few hours in a chat club a replacement for hanging at the mall with friends? Is a few hours of world of warcraft a replacement of playing with friends on the streets? Is internet providing a great way of communication by letting shy awkward people communicate? Is it ok for internet being the only means of socialization?

Interaction: Where is the line between vl and rl. With social media like Facebook - family, friends, online friends are all in the same area. The lines between virtual and real get erased every day. What is more realistic - a hard line between virtual and real, keeping it distinct? Or accepting that in the end it is all real people, the world is being made smaller each day with networking and we have to accept it as a different mode of real interaction?

Finally is technology really bringing the world closer or driving us apart.

We can go off in any direction. Pick from here, bounce of your ideas - pros cons, excitements/frustrations over cyber culture.
 
I think these new technology is in our hands......its just like sword....with this sword you can kill a person and you can save the person from being attacked...its depend how we use these things!Smile


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We should talk about cyber relationships too.

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Originally posted by P1nk

We should talk about cyber relationships too.

you mean there could be vl progenies too?LOL.....

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Posted: 30 June 2010 at 5:40pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by qwertyesque

Originally posted by P1nk

We should talk about cyber relationships too.

you mean there could be vl progenies too?LOL.....


Progenies??? You can have entire khandaans including sasuraal LOL Bhool gaye kya????

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Posted: 30 June 2010 at 5:52pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by SholaJoBhadkey

Originally posted by qwertyesque

Originally posted by P1nk

We should talk about cyber relationships too.

you mean there could be vl progenies too?LOL.....


Progenies??? You can have entire khandaans including sasuraal LOL Bhool gaye kya????


I have an online son and bahu. Tongue

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