You decide: Does social media make us lonely?
According to a recent IPSOS poll “nearly one-half of online Canadians (45%) are now visiting a social networking site at least once a week, and 30% visit daily”; source: http://www.ipsos-na.com/news-polls/pressrelease.aspx?id=5286. But what is regular use of social media doing for us? Are we more connected and thus happier? Or, are we just flooded with shallow connections and too much face time with our computer?
The Teaching and Learning Institute at Selkirk College is holding its second annual debate. This year high school debating students from the Region – Tia Hutteman and Jesse Bartsoff will be joining school district #8 librarian Jeff Yasinchuk and Selkirk College instructor Tracey Harvey to debate the topic “Does Social Media Make Us Lonely?”.
This FREE event is open to the public and will take place 11:30-12:30 pm, Thursday, November 29th in the PIT on the Castlegar campus. Come watch the debate and clap your hands for Selkirk College and School District staff as well as the area high school debaters while they debate this important question. The debate will also be live cast and archived.
The debate arose from one of the Selkirk Learning 2012-13 book club choices: Alone Together by Sherry Turkle. Anyone can read this year’s book choices and start a book club event of their own! It’s all part of the fun of learning!