Our Virtual Shadow: Why We Are Obsessed With Documenting Our Lives Online (TED Books Book 35)

Our Virtual Shadow: Why We Are Obsessed With Documenting Our Lives Online (TED Books Book 35)

Damon Brown


We’ve develop into a global of endless prestige updates, consistent tweeting, and compulsive pinning—behavior that may placed documenting our lives at odds with truly residing. We blame know-how, yet our have to catch time didn’t commence with Instagram. In Our digital Shadow: Why we're passionate about Documenting Our Lives on-line, long-time tradition author and Quote UnQuote app co-founder, Damon Brown calls upon own reports, popular culture observations, and old proof to reply to key questions in regards to the prioritization of our “virtual shadow” over our genuine lives: Does documenting our lives retain us from residing it? can we sacrifice our sensual studies (touch or flavor) once we use know-how to catch stories? And whilst did this obsession with existence documentation commence? again within the caves of Chauvet? Brown doesn’t think we must always cease technological growth, neither is he advocating that know-how is important to the growth of humanity. as an alternative, he forces us to query how we now have turn into so depending on social media and why, like applied sciences earlier than it, it faucets into our uncomplicated human must be remembered and understood. And eventually, Brown bargains classes approximately utilizing social media instruments whereas additionally instructing us the best way to remain found in our genuine lives.

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