Connected, but alone?

For my love of technology and how society has socially changed. I think this transcript and TED talk by Sherry Turkle is inspirational, true, and interesting on so many levels. I would love to share this with everyone.

Oh and how cute are these Iphone Cupcakes?!

My favorite part is the end:

Technology is making a bid to redefine human connection — how we care for each other,how we care for ourselves — but it’s also giving us the opportunity to affirm our values and our direction. I’m optimistic. We have everything we need to start. We have each other. And we have the greatest chance of success if we recognize our vulnerability. That we listenwhen technology says it will take something complicated and promises something simpler.

So in my work, I hear that life is hard, relationships are filled with risk. And then there’s technology — simpler, hopeful, optimistic, ever-young. It’s like calling in the cavalry. An ad campaign promises that online and with avatars, you can “Finally, love your friends love your body, love your life, online and with avatars.” We’re drawn to virtual romance, to computer games that seem like worlds, to the idea that robots, robots, will someday be our true companions. We spend an evening on the social network instead of going to the pub with friends.

But our fantasies of substitution have cost us. Now we all need to focus on the many, many ways technology can lead us back to our real lives, our own bodies, our own communities, our own politics, our own planet. They need us. Let’s talk about how we can use digital technology, the technology of our dreams, to make this life the life we can love.

xoxo

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Wireless Headphones

Hi Technology Geeks! I found a the coolest gizmo gadget that may rock your gym session a littler longer than expected…wireless headphones by Jaybird.

These Bluetooth headphones also come in less neon colors, so if you’re not really loving that trend, you’re still in luck.  Plus, with these headphones, you don’t have to deal with any of those unattractive cords.

The wide band might not appeal to absolutely everyone, but it does still stick with that 80′s feel.   On the side of most of their headphones they include buttons to control your music.  Plus, to finish off the deal there is an integrated mic for making phone calls.  You can purchase a pair of these for $99.

A new conversation piece for sure!

Source: coolest-gadgets.com

 

Need a more manly version… try the Motorola’s Wireless Headphones. Thanks @Cbradfordparker !

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Trippy.com A New Way to Travel

Attention to all my jet setting, social savvy friends!!! Iphone user… EVEN BETTER!

Trippy.com is the coolest, newest, and most innovative companies in the market today. Traveling just got ten times easier and more efficient than ever– all by just asking your friends!

First, go to Trippy.com or download the app from your Iphone, then log-in with your Facebook Account. Ask your friends for recommendations, trip plans, popular places, and so much more! It’s SUPER simple to use and it only makes your traveling experience better.

We all have friends across the country who travel across the world… so why not share your traveling experiences?! For example, my friend Jessica ate at this really amazing resturant in Hawaii 6 months ago, so she could recommend that same exact place when I go.

I can’t tell you how many times I have had friends or acquaintances come to Los Angeles with a Facebook message about what they should do while they are traveling around Southern California… I’m a great tour guide, but only to a certain extent! When you see how Trippy.com operates you will be addicted!

Check out their Trailer above so that you understand exactly what I’m talking about! (And yes, this rediculous house in the opening scene is only a few blocks away from whereI live in Manhattach Beach, CA) So download the app today and start traveling! The world is your playground, get moving!