The Consequences Of Social Media In Look Up By Gary Turk

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Disconnect When you ask someone if their house was on fire and they could only grab one thing, most of the time their response is “my phone” or some kind of electronic device. Think about how much time you spend with technology during a day. Now, think about how much of that time you’ve spent “connecting” with people. In the short film Look Up by Gary Turk he shows you the consequences of staying plugged in during life. You connect to the internet, but not your friends. Then again, how can you call them friends when all they see are the parts edited or picked out? Gary Turk makes a good point, but we do not need to get rid of it all together. For my first point, people let technology consume their lives until that is all they do. Technology …show more content…
Social media prevents you from having actual conversations with others and getting to know them. When you rely on posts that people put on social media to get to know them you won’t know very much. What people put on their social media is usually edited so that what happens to them seems better than it is. People also leave out a lot of information that could be crucial to their personality. It baffles me that people make “friends” through the internet and they’ve never met them before. I don’t understand how they can be your so called friend when you don’t even know if they are a real person. “This media we call social, is anything but” (Turk) Social Media tricks you into thinking that you’re included in your groups of friends and …show more content…
When you use a phone or computer to look something up send an important message, it is helping you. In the video Turk talks about how we close our doors when we turn our computers on and personally that couldn’t be more wrong. I use my computer as something to aid me in my daily life and I know many others who do too. If you use the technology for something useful then you can benefit from it. I read books and websites that help me learn. Many people use them so that they can inform other people about things (Turk). Many things can come out of having the advanced technology that we do. You can work from anywhere and you don’t have to worry about not knowing something. Sometimes it is just fun to play with the new things that they come out with as well. People can also do much, much more with their time in a short amount of time than they used to. “Through miniaturized hardware that packs a processor, speakers, a camera, a GPS receiver, a Wi-Fi adapter and a high definition touch-sensitive screen into a cell-phone-sized device, a smartphone puts all of this functionality into your pocket” (Jung). This makes a good point as well because before smart phones you had many different technologies that you had to carry around. In the video it says that we are happiest when we share our experiences with other people (Turk). He isn’t wrong and all of our technology is there to help us share all of our

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