This past week it seemed every time I turned on the television there was more news about the natural disasters taking place. And this is completely understandable, but it got me to thinking about the way in which we are all connected.
Multiple times we have discussed in our class whether or not the advancements in technology are good and if people are more connected now than in previous times. Being able to see and hear about what is currently going on in the world through television, the internet, and the radio seems to be a great positive for technology. Years ago the only way most people knew about what was happening on the other side of the world was through news stations, but now people are able to share their personal stories, photos, and videos. This creates a deeper connection with masses of people and gives individuals or groups the opportunities to make a difference.
Some people may go overboard with the sharing, but being able to show people what is happening outside of what they can see is important and the only true way to do this is for people to share through technology.