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The Innovation of Loneliness. This great little animated video demonstrates how in a world of social media and our ever expanding ‘friend’ circles we may actually be more lonely. By being in control of the image we project of ourselves to others online, we aren’t being true to ourselves, thus making us feel more alone.

We are sacrificing conversation for connection

With the ability to edit, re-think and delete what we have said or posted, we craft our own image, paragraphs of text reformed and photos depicting only what we want people to see. We gather online friends like stamps and quantity has overtaken quality, with face to face interaction being minimized year by year. Take a look at this short informative video and let us know your perspective.

What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely?
Quoting the words of Sherry Turkle from her TED talk – Connected, But Alone.
(ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together.html)
Also Based on Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburgers hebrew article -The Invention of Loneliness.

Script, Design & Animation: Shimi Cohen

  • Aleksandar

    Great video !

  • Annette

    I feel there is an absolute truth to this little video.

  • Sander

    I have seen this video before but it’s till a great video! I’ve tried to stop using social media many times, but it’s very hard and I haven’t accomplished

    • livelearnevolve

      Yes, it can be very addictive but it has it’s advantages too. Social media is also a powerful tool and can be used proactively for great purposes. The best approach for me personally was deleting and unsubscribing from pages/friends that I was no longer closely associated with, making the times I actually do log in a little more relevant and therefore productive!

      Thanks for reading Sander

  • Would you tell us where you came up with this?

  • Darlene

    I was at school the other day, texting some friends to see if any of them were available to have lunch with me on campus. None of them were available, and some didn’t even reply. So I just sat at a bench and ate lunch by myself. But before I started eating, of course I took a quick snap of my food (I had an African lunch from the Farmers Market we had at school that day) and sent a Snapchat to some friends. Then I posted on Twitter about how I was eating lunch alone. As I was eating my food, I looked up and realized that I was surrounded by other students who were sitting by themselves, eating lunch, and on their phones. That’s when I realized how bad the whole social networks have gotten to us! Instead of interacting with each other and getting to know more people and possibly “networking”, we’d rather sit alone and “catch up” on what we missed out on in these various social network sites while we were in class. This realization was pretty sad and it kind of made me upset at how the popularization of the social medias have shaped us to be this way. People don’t even know how to interact with each other in person anymore. I just imagine people interacting more online with people they barely know and see, rather than interacting with the fellow students they sit next to in class every week. I know I’m guilty of this, and I’m trying to make effort in changing this, but you know, it’s kind of hard to approach and interact with other people when all they do is focus all their attention on their cellphones.

    But anyway, thanks for this post! I’ve been complaining about this topic and I’m glad to know that there are others who actually see this too.

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