The mad influx of phone calls, text messages, and emails throughout a single day is often overwhelming but as seen through Justine Yu’s process of communication in Networked, it is clear that social organizing is now completely reliant on the interplay of mobile and online interactions. Similar to Justine, I hardly think twice about the process of coordinating and planning around a social event. The exchange of emails, texts, and phone calls have become so habitual that I don’t realize how my everyday life is heavily bound with technology. When analyzing my reliance on the internet to help with coordinating and making decisions, it is clear that my face-to-face interactions with others is completely dependent on mobile and online technologies that connect me to other people.
Challenge for 2017: Plan one event without using my phone or computer!