This Week’s Favorite Reads
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.
Thanks for the recs, Stacey. I’ve been thinking so much about my word of the year, pause, and my relationship with technology. These posts come at the right time.
This saddens and scares the crap out of me. That NY post article makes me want to read that book and never get my daughter a phone or an Internet account!! But I know that’s not realistic. Thanks for sharing this.
So much to think about here. Thank you. xo
Thanks for the reading recommendations! Can’t wait to check them out.