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Our virtual shadow [electronic resource] : why we are obsessed with documenting our lives online / Damon Brown.

Brown, Damon. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781937382353
  • ISBN: 1937382354
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [New York] : [TED Conferences], [2013]

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Summary, etc.: We live in a world of infinite status updates, constant tweeting, and compulsive pinning, behavior that can put documenting our lives at odds with actually living. We blame technology, but our need to capture time didn't start with Instagram. In Our Virtual Shadow: Why We Are Obsessed with Documenting Our Lives Online, long-time culture writer and Quote UnQuote app co-founder, Damon Brown calls upon personal experiences, pop culture observations, and historical evidence to answer key questions concerning the prioritization of our "virtual shadow" over our real lives. Does documenting our lives keep us from living it? Do we sacrifice our sensual experiences (touch or taste) when we use technology to capture memories? And when did this obsession with life documentation actually begin? Brown doesn't believe we should stop technological progress, nor is he advocating that technology is necessary to the progress of humanity. Instead, he forces us to question how we have become ...
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Subject: Information technology > Social aspects.
Technology > Social aspects.
Online social networks.
Genre: Electronic books.

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