In my last blog entry I mention that I will be doing some heuristic research into my own relationship to my mobile phone and social media. I must say that I tried every trick in the book to put off partaking in this particular exercise. Excuses such as ‘too busy’ or, ‘people may need to get in contact with me’ were permeating through my mind. It was nerve-wracking to say the least but a week ago I partook in the activity, Saturday to Monday no social media or mobile phone (including other people’s at all, however I could use landlines and emails from home.
The first theme I would like to speak about in this blog is the use of mobile phones.
As I see this as a big theme within how technology affects us I will be splitting this topic into parts. The first being how mobiles have made us rely on being permanently connected, on hand at work, in our personal lives and the effect it is having on us.