How does the convergence of globalization and technology impact your social world at work, with friends, and with family?

How does the convergence of globalization and technology impact your social world at work, with friends, and with family?

Discussion: Digital Nation.

Watch the first two video chapters of PBS’s “Digital Nation.” You will be using this to help inform your discussion board this week. These first two chapters are 20 minutes in length. This resource can be found in your Module Seven folder. Click on the MySocLab link on the left-side navigation to access this resource.

Based on the video, do you see yourself as a digital immigrant or native, and why? How do you use technology in your everyday life outside of your schoolwork? How does the convergence of globalization and technology impact your social world at work, with friends, and with family? What are the drawbacks associated with the intersection of technology and globalization? When responding to your peers, discuss the idea of productivity and multi-tasking. Are you a proficient multi-tasker?

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/view/ – that is the link to the video

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