Former Facebook executives warn social media is ‘Ripping Apart’ human society

Recenly former Facebook exectutives been featured in the media discussing the impact of social media on society.  What are the impacts of social media?   Here’s what the people who helped make Facebook are saying.

I should note that I love social media. We just need to use it with purpose and integrity. I think part of that requires we recognize that getting a small sense of connection and a hit of dopmine from a social media interaction is not a substitute for our deeper need for connection, meanining, and belonging that comes from being part of a strong local face-to-face community.   Part of our strengthening the social fabric of our society requires we first acknowledge that we need community, that we need eachother, and that the void when we are missing it can’t be satisfied in the long term by digital connections.

 

GA Video Blog: Behind the magic curtain! Meet the streaming video team

During the 2011 General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association I conducted a video blogging experiment in partnership with the UU World Magazine.  If you watch and share these videos, please share feedback with me.  Are these interesting, helpful, relevant? I want to know!

This is video #14 in the series.

Video description from post on UU World GA blog:

This General Assembly I’ve had the pleasure of working with UU World and other UUA staff, and some of the volunteers who make the technology powering GA work. I conclude  our video blog experiment—14 videos over 4 days—with a tip of the hat to the tech wizards behind the plenary curtain.


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GA Video Blog: UUA Addictions Ministry Team

During the 2011 General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association I conducted a video blogging experiment in partnership with the UU World Magazine.  If you watch and share these videos, please share feedback with me.  Are these interesting, helpful, relevant? I want to know!

This is video #13 in the series.

Video description from post on UU World GA blog:

You may have heard about The Addiction Ministry Handbook published by Skinner House books, but did you know the UUA has an Addiction Ministry Team? Therissa Libby, a member of this team, explains their work and ministry and how to find related resources.


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See full coverage of the 2011 General Assembly:
http://www.uua.org/ga/2011

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Follow me on Twitter @uuplanet and connect on Facebook via my UU Growth page and in the UU Growth Lab.  To subscribe to my e-newsletter for congregational leaders, click here.