Digital Lives

Digital Lives

We live in a digital age, where our lives are increasingly occupied with what can be seductive activities: texts, posts, games, tags and tweets. We use devices that are changing how we live, work and interact with one another.

But in the midst of this digital revolution, critics worry about the price we might be paying in our new ways of connecting. WBUR explores these worries in a weekly series, “Digital Lives.”

User Comments: Is Facebook Bad For Our Self-Esteem?

In the fifth installment of our Digital Lives series, we explore how Facebook and our carefully crafted online personas affect our own relationship with ourselves.

Facebook Envy: How The Social Network Affects Our Self-Esteem

Researchers are working to discover how the idealized versions of ourselves that we project, and consume, through Facebook affects us in the real world.

Hotmail Shame: The Digital World’s Social Pressures And Netiquette Dilemmas

The digital world comes with social pressures, etiquette dilemmas and this uncomfortable truth: there is such a thing as online status, and many of us care more about it than we want to admit.

Having A Conversation About Our Digital Lives

A collection of user comments on our latest series, “Digital Lives.”

The Perils And Evolving Promise Of Multitasking

Multitasking is a myth. The brain is not designed to let people think of more than one thing at a time. Technology is taxing this bottleneck, but better tools could help the new demands of our digital lives.

Viewpoints: Gaming’s Impact

Four video gamers weigh in on their playing and its effects.

My Son, The Dragon Slayer: The Risks And Rewards Of Growing Up Gaming

What does it mean to grow up gaming? Critics warn that games may be addictive and lead to aggression. Supporters say that games may be the best educational tools ever.

How Our Digital Devices Are Affecting Our Personal Relationships

In our “always on” lives, there are many who worry we are too immersed in the digital world and not present enough in the real world.

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