🎧 ‘The End of Forgetting’ (Chips with Everything)

Listened ‘The End of Forgetting’: Chips with Everything podcast from the Guardian

This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to Kate Eichhorn about her new book The End of Forgetting: Growing up with Social Media, which explores the dangers facing young people who may find it difficult to distance themselves from their pasts, long into the future.

Kate Eichorn talks about the impact of social media on refugees and growing up. We no longer allow children what Erik Ericson’s calls a psychosocial moratorium. Sometimes the memory is generated by somebody else, such as parents and ‘sharenting‘. What is overlooked in all this is how participation online is contributing in digital labour. Associated with this are the profits and data mining associated with platform capitalism. I am reminded of Alec Couros and Katia Hildebrandt’s call for empathy when responding to digital missteps. Clive Thompson also discusses the impact of technology on memory in Chapter Two of Smarter Than You Think.

6 responses on “🎧 ‘The End of Forgetting’ (Chips with Everything)”

  1. What is it about the internet that gives people permission to be awful and mean to others? I follow an astrophysicist on social media. She’s brilliant, and makes great content. She also posted a rant about all the misogynistic comments she gets from men commenting on her rather than her content. I’m not sharing any more details because it looks like she took the video down.

    Source: The Digital Wall by David Truss
    David, I have long wondered about the problem of on and offline. As an educator, are there any strategies or approaches that you have put in place to encourage empathy online, as well as an understanding of the impact of such practices? I recently did a short course on cyber security and awareness, my feeling is that such comments risk forming an informal character reference in a world beyond forgetting.

    I think the future of hacking and cyber attacks is the linking of different datasets that we openly share online through data brokers to provide an insight and awareness of individuals that will open up new possibilities.

    Source: Cyber Security & Awareness – Primary Years (CSER MOOC) by Aaron Davis
    Ironically, looking back through my blog I actually came across a previous post and comment on your blog relating to the difference between our online and offline persona.

    I can see that we are not our online personas. They are different than us. Yet they can say a lot about… but they don’t always say what we think they say.

    Source: Our Online Persona by David Truss

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