Something You Should Know about Telecommunications

Communications In The Electronic Age

August 15, 2016


Interview with Ed Keller, author of the book The Face-to-Face Book: Why Real Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace




Mike Carruthers:
Because social media is so popular you might think Facebook and Twitter are the primary ways we communicate - but that's actually not so.


Ed Keller:
The overwhelming amount of word of mouth that takes place is still in the real world, offline, face-to-face, and while online social media is getting a lot of attention now it is a small fraction of the total volume.

Ed Keller

The Fear Of Missing Out

June 20, 2016


Interview with Kasey Wallis, author of the book Far Reaching Parameters




Mike Carruthers:

Fomo it’s a real word in the oxford English dictionary. Fomo is the fear of missing out.


Kasey Wallis:

It’s a very real phenomenon especially for those who are truly addicted to the mobile devices and they are constantly engaged in an ongoing news feed.


Kasey Wallis

What's Next For The Internet

April 27, 2016


Interview with AOL Founder Steve Case, author of the book The Third Wave




Mike Carruthers:
In the late 1980’s when America Online was first starting up that was the first wave of the internet.


Steve Case:
It seems crazy now but back then only 3% of people were online and the 3% were only online 1 hour a week.

Steve Case

Our Electronics Culture

April 12, 2016


Interview with Thomas Cooper, PhD author of the book Fast Media, Media Fast: How to Clear Your Mind and Invigorate Your Life In an Age of Media Overload




Mike Carruthers:
Technology has changed our lives but that change is not all good for all people, for some it has become an addiction.


Thomas Cooper PhD:
People unable to leave their cell phone, to leave their hand held device, people unable to stop watching sports every night, those kinds of media addictions allow us to become the first culture to spend more time with machines than with each other.

Thomas Cooper, PhD

How Technology Changes Our Lives

March 18, 2016


Interview with Jason Ohler, author of the book Digital Community, Digital Citizen




Mike Carruthers:
Ever since the dawn of the age of cellphones people have complained that they are a big distraction.


Jason Ohler:
Well I think most people have that visceral experience where they’re talking to somebody and a text comes in and they say, “I gotta take this.”

Jason Ohler

Technology & Social Isolation

February 25, 2016


Interview with Martin Lindstrom, author of the book Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends




Mike Carruthers:
Compared to previous generations we are more socially isolated today, which is really contrary to what humans need.


Martin Lindstrom:
We as human beings are fairly simple. We want to be recognized, we want to have a physical interaction with people we want to feel a sense of belonging. And if suddenly this goes out of balance we start to seek any solution for filling that gap.

Martin Lindstrom

Finding The Hidden Job Market

December 25, 2015


Interview with Donald Asher, author of the book Cracking The Hidden Job Market: How to Find Opportunity in Any Economy




Mike Carruthers:
In this job market you need every advantage and you first need to know where the jobs are.


Donald Asher:
I checked all of the research; I went back almost 30 years and somewhere between 55% and 80% of jobs go to someone who did not respond to a posted opening. And that’s the hidden job market it’s invisible to your typical job seeker.

Donald Asher

The Good And Evil Of The Internet

December 24, 2015

Interview with William Davidow, author of the book OVERCONNECTED: The Promise and Threat of the Internet




Mike Carruthers:
Few people would argue that the Internet has tremendous benefits.


William Davidow:
But it also made the financial crisis of 2008 much worse, it was involved in Wiki Leaks, it is involved in the loss of our privacy.


William Davidow

How Technology Impacts Relationships

December 22, 2015


Interview with Sherry Turkle, author of the book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other




Mike Carruthers:
More and more people would rather text than talk on their cell phones and when you ask them why?


Sherry Turkle:
They say I’m not in control of the conversation if I call.

Sherry Turkle

What's Next in Technology?

August 31, 2015


Interview with John Markoff, author of the book Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots




Mike Carruthers:
How we interact with technology has changed dramatically and will likely tend to do so.


John Markoff:
Where I live and work in San Francisco half the population, I swear to you, is walking around looking down at their palm at their smart phone. I mean they’re just everywhere that can’t be the final stage of human evolution.

John Markoff

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