I love other people’s Friday tradition of curating their week’s favorite reads from around the internet so I thought I’d give it a try myself.
Here are some of the pieces that got me thinking this week…
There seems to a be a theme this week. Technology, social media, girls, me. How does it all fit together? How does it work? How do we possibly do it ‘right?’ Caroline got a SnapChat account recently and this is the first time that I am truly baffled by what she is doing on-line. Texting and Instagram, I get. I enjoy them both as forms of communication myself. But this one put me over the edge. Perhaps this explains why all the links I saved for this post center on a similar topic.
Tech Addiction: A Parent’s Biggest Fear. This piece is written by Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, the wisest media literacy expert I know. And I feel truly lucky to actually know her. I think I need to put her on speed dial. Or speed snap or whatever…
How Social Media is Destroying the Lives of Teen Girls. If that title doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will. Yikes.
How I Quit My Smartphone and Really Started Living. Worth a try, right? Or maybe not? Or wow, I really have no idea.
I would love to hear your thoughts on all this. Social media and technology have obviously been on my mind lately. Let’s talk about it.