Wednesday 10 April 2013

Facebook makes you Childish!

"Facebook can change our brain" - warns Neuroscientist Susan Greenfield of Oxford University (UK). In the British "Telegraph" she says, not only that we give up our individuality through social networks, but also our way of thinking is modified as childish. Especially "Facebook Home" - the new user interface, in which you get instead of the usual apps and widgets, updates of your Facebook friends on the home page of your smart phones immediately- it deems objectionable. At first glance, "Facebook Home" seems harmless: One knows immediately what is going on with friends and what photos they have just posted. But exactly this we are always obsessed! Obsessed to monitor the lives of others and at the same time to hold every moment of one's existence in the social network; simply addicted to the social network. We hurt ourselves above all, more precisely, our individuality, says Greenfield. Mark Zuckerberg has decided "Facebook Home" for the time being only for Android.

In an interview with the magazine "Wired" said Mark Zuckerberg, why own a Smartphone for Facebook is not worthwhile. Permanent get shown the lives of others, puts pressure on us to also perform a digital super-life, rather than preserve privacy. Our brain is so to speak slowly reprogrammed from "individualist" to "public joint stock man." "The human brain is superior to the other species, since it has the unique ability to adapt to its environment - it's sort formable. Since we live in an ever-expanding world of digital, we are permanently trimmed to alert what other people are doing (in which case our Facebook friends) or just think that they currently represent. This our way of thinking, our attitude for too many things will change. " The fatal consequence, according to Greenfield: Our way of thinking is rather childish, depending on the behavior and thoughts of others. We ACT instead of REACT.

Define ourselves by "Like" data and the number of responses to our postings. Moreover, we do not take the time to reflect inwardly as we are at certain things, but be guided by the opinion of the crowd. Our experiences are only exciting, interesting or bizarre was when our digital friends also find - and comment accordingly. Although we consider all of our privacy as the highest good, we give them in total to complete network to be part of the community. To "Like" information gathering, we provide cheap photos, memories and desires. We prefer to respond quickly to a posting, as we take the time to, first of all think about how we actually find it. According to Greenfield, we thus develop a new identity - and an over-networked, community identity. The danger: Just as the community sees us, we finally see each other.

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