Category Archives: Life

Happy Holidays!!!

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Seasons greetings fellow techies. This will be my final post for 2016 so I encourage you all to subscribe to my Web page and contact me at Twitter @techdiva15 if you have any questions. Finally, have an enjoyable and safe holiday season. See you in 2017!!!

© 2016. Loren Techie. MS. I.T. All rights reserved.

Keeping up on social media

 

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Keeping up with the Joneses seems to be a common wave on social media today. Every media outlet such as Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. implement the concept of critical assessments between people of all backgrounds trying to one up each other in daily ventures through online photo albums. Usually, people use bragging rights by mouth or actions performed to display a sense of entitlement.  However, the new age of competitive advantage has been met to the extremes with online comparisons of lives that may or may not exist. We should explore the ways technology affects us with illusions and perceptions through online propaganda,expectation vs.reality,and the psychological effects of online media today.

For starters, social media has been dubbed the online version of On Demand with immediate access to everyone’s lives at any time. Whenever you browse a homepage of Facebook or Twitter, you can’t help but notice the perception of online posts that make other people feel inadequate . The perception of online photo albums make an average person believe that those individuals are living better lives than them. However, the frame of mind goes to show that all that glitters isn’t gold.

Also, the art of competition has been very significant online especially with women. There is always daily pressure for women to be prettier, smarter,richer,more popular and more talented. This pressure is highlighted in advertising,magazines,radio,and online content and family and friends for women. Self- esteem for women is a touchy subject for  since the most common sign of success is either a booming career or a happy marriage with kids and a dog. In addition, the article “5 Negative Effects of Social Media On Your Mental Health” written by George Houston at http://www.counselheal.com/articles/24341/20160518/5-negative-effects-social-media-mental-health.htm display the downside of online content that include jealousy, anxiety, depression and an unhealthy distraction from real life that one can face with pausing ones love to play a false picture in their heads.

Finally, there is a big difference between expectation vs. reality that online media presents. Social media has been made to be a tool in our lives where images have been speaking thousands of words and have made an assumption that people who get married or have group pictures are always happy and the illusion is that everything in their world is A-OK. However ,the reality is that no one has a picture perfect life and to use logic and discernment to dissect the real truth behind the pictures. We are all guilty of gloating and boasting about our daily lives but we should be more realistic and emphasize the importance of love for one self and others and our lives are enough.

To sum it all up, social media has opened up new cans of insecurity, loneliness, and jealousy that should cease to exist since everyone has a life that go I am starting to understand that our lives are at different journeys and to be grateful for our lives right now. One woman should not be keeping up with the Joneses but she should only keep up with herself to be at peace with her life on and offline.

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© 2016. Loren Techie. MS. I.T. All rights reserved.

Happy independence day!!!

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Welcome to the United States of Independence ladies. As we approach this month of July, it is imperative to be aware of the state of independence of USA from Great Britain as well as the idea that technology has enhanced most women to seek independence with technology used for everyday life.  As we encounter independence with tech forms, we shall discuss the effect of independent state of women through socialization and technical aspects to our daily lives.

First, the social aspect of society had changed as a whole. Before the concept of technology has evolved to socialization online, telephones and pen pal letters were the main ways women would remain in contact with their families and friends and loved ones while in relationships.  Today, the main form of speaking to others is through email or social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter,Instagram,Skype, etc. Women speaking with each other can involve a take out service of talking on the go due to various options available in a fast pace world.Even though the positive involves hands free communication through various sources, the lack of internal connection has been made along with the art of being self centered.

Second, the art of talking that was present at family dinners have been reduced to phubbing on mobile devices instead of verbal communcation. The article,”Has technology made us more independent? ” by Chris Matyszczyk at http://www.cnet.com/news/has-technology-made-us-more-independent/#ftag=YHF65cbda0?yptr=yahoo has pointed out the independent nature technology has bestowed upon us. It notes that online media has made the average person,man or woman, more capable of performing more convenient tasks for oneself such as ordering food online, taking Uber services for transportation ,express opinions on blogs and online community ,etc. The idea that self sufficiency is present in the 21st century along with everything being less involved : wireless, driverless, paperless,gasless, etc. The assistance of daily tasks such as driving, cooking, reading,or verbal connection involved assistance of several people to accomplish one task. Now, an individual person can perform daily tasks of on one accord without the time hassles or reliance of people.

Finally, the concept of technology has spread to women to all forms in various walks of life creating an autonomous existence for daily function. Now,the simple concept of human interaction is a challenge due to social media and phones which will cease if women learn to balance everything and remain interdependent on others instead of themselves. To sum it all up, two heads are better than one.

© 2016. Loren Techie. MS. I.T. All rights reserved.

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© 2016. Loren Techie. MS. I.T. All rights reserved.