This proves why my previous post is really about certain people from an older generation not getting social media. Teens today use it as a common communications medium and acknowledge the positive and negative points of it and admit it does not devaluate in person interaction.
I wonder how many social media users feel adressed by this video. It doesn’t provoke me at all and I use facebook, twitter, linkedin etc. both professionally and personally. I feel that this anti-social media sentiment mostly stems from not knowing how you can put it to good use.
As a thirty-someting gamer and father of 2 boys I can really relate to this. On the one hand it strengthens me in my belief that my kids playing these silly videogames is not a bad thing, even a good thing. On the other hand it worries me that escapism could lurk around the corner. Something to be watchful of as a parent.
But indeed fondly remembering the uplifting moments of true teamwork and cooperative gameplay, meeting great people from the world over, even creating some deep friendships and relationships that withstand the test of time (and less frequent gaming together) is something I hope my kids will experience too.
And if they, as a byproduct, solve the problems of humanity then that’s a nice bonus.
Jane McGonigal’s book ‘The Reality is Broken’ is now available in Dutch as ‘Beter dan Echt: Hoe games ons gelukkiger, socialer en slimmer maken?’. One that is surely on my to-read list now.
All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self-knowledge.
Ikea will start using more computer rendered scenes for its catalog to save costs and be more eco-friendly. Which of these pictures are rendered and which are actual photo’s of temporary build rooms?
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Microsoft shows its new logo to the world. Completely different from the bold italic logo that has been in use for decades, but very elegant and fitting for these times I think. With strong reference to the new not-to-be-named-metro-anymore-style but staying true to the “windows” legacy.
Dutch localisation of the European cookie-law states you need to inform your visitor when your site is using cookies. That is exactly what Bolletje, bakery / cookie maker does. For the Dutch-impaired it reads: The new cookie law implies that we notify you that this website contains cookies. For instance: