Week 11 discussion on Locative based social media- Gail and Dee some thoughts

9 Oct

This week’s lecture was interesting and  took us back to some of the old remnants of the first mobile phones.  I have noticed in my own life a shift away from using my home phone connectivity to the connectivity of the mobile phone.  This year I bought my first smartphone (didn’t want to spend the money before) and what does this mean for me? I now have access to a mini computer everywhere I go.    Slowly I have stopped using my PCs as they take to long to start up and each day I now use the mobile for checking my mail, tweeting quick messages, checking the web and  increasingly it has helped me in my day to day activities. I even use it to help me cook!

The manner in which I interact with some people and information is also undergoing a fundamental change.  But I find  sometimes it’s a hindrance as I am often tempted to check my mail which can be a distraction from more important tasks.  However,  I am slowly adjusting to the mobile computer phenomenon. Not only have I found  it  helpful for completing house tasks, studying topics and navigating around the suburbs, it also makes my  learning much more interactive and fun!

2 Responses to “Week 11 discussion on Locative based social media- Gail and Dee some thoughts”

  1. gwencommunicat October 15, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Hi Gail and Dee! Great post. I’ve also found it’s been a quick transition to incorporate all of the new technology into so many aspets of life. Within one week of having an IPhone I had Facebook, Hotmail and Twitter Apps on my phone, updating me whenever something came in. It was really distracting! Then, my phone got stolen, and I’m yet to buy a new one, yes I was so dissapointed that my phone got stolen, but it nearly brought back a little bit of peace. 🙂

    • Gail Powerdolan (@GailPowerdolan) October 16, 2012 at 12:24 am #

      Hi Glen totally agree, mostly lost without my smartphone. I’m sure my phone has also increased the effectiveness of my learning and I see it too as a motivational tool, primarily through it’s ability to increase my access to information.

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