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.”
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.
Researchers are working to discover how the idealized versions of ourselves that we project, and consume, through Facebook affects us in the real world.
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.
A collection of user comments on our latest series, “Digital Lives.”
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.
Four video gamers weigh in on their playing and its effects.
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.
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.