Bridget Phetasy – Confessions of a Twitter Junkie

Our addiction to social media has created a lot of issues to contend with, both personally and as a society. Writer and Host of “Walk-ins Welcome”, Bridget Phetasy, joins Carol two weeks into her Twitter sabbatical to share what she has learned about how we are communicating these days and its effect on everything from politics to relationships. Plus, Carol and Bridget the changes that need to be made to post-secondary education.

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  1. Zed11 Lincoln

    CLASH OF TEH TITANS! [rage emoji]

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    • March 26, 2019, at 9:46 AM PDT
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  2. Hoyacon Member

    Who?

     

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    • March 26, 2019, at 1:33 PM PDT
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  3. Zed11 Lincoln

    (Sorry am late, only catching up on R podcasts today, THOMAS SOWELL MY WORD THE CHIEF IS SPINNING…)

    Really enjoyed this one. Carol, since you follow me on Twitter (why I have no idea, am only aspiring to be Drivel Central ;-) ), you may have caught that I am an ’80s silicon valley kid who saw the original tech (personal computer) explosion. Many childhood/HS friends have done very well in the industry, while I purposefully avoided that meat grinder. #noregerts

    Several years ago, when reacquainted with a few of them (unfortunately at a funeral), I stated how wary I was of Facebook’s lack of ethics, harvesting our privacy for profit, etc., and for those reasons never started a page. Figured I would get laughed out of the room, but all agreed the wariness was justified. One sighed, “If I didn’t have to use it for work, I wouldn’t.” All are militant about social media accounts and devices with their children.

    Point: hearing both of you discuss the addictive nature of the platforms, the inherent inanity of it all, nodded in agreement so much my neck hurts. For all the virtue our tech overlords profess to have, they committed a grave crime to humanity by putting a virtual scoreboard on our lives.

    #Motoring

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    • March 30, 2019, at 5:10 PM PDT
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