'Connecting' Explores Highs and Lows of Online Interaction
If you're a constant user of Twitter or Facebook, you may want to see this documentary. And at just 18 minutes, it's multitasking, attention-deficit friendly.
Created by Bassett & Partners and the Windows Phone Design Studio, the documentary "Connecting" explores the growing trend of electronic social media, how much interaction has grown throughout the years and how it affects us in our daily lives. A dozen experts from a variety of companies (including Microsoft, Nokia, Twitter and Method, among others) are featured in the documentary, explaining the highs – and lows – of this new trend.
Minor setbacks are discussed, such as the concept of books being reduced to an app on a tablet. But the documentary's participants, as a whole, are positive. They explain how our connected technology is evolving into a system that will eventually become the "Internet of things," in which any device from a lamp to a door will be online and controllable. [See also: 'Twine' Ties Everyday Objects to the Internet]
It will feature better implementation of technology, from futuristic examples like a small digital readout the size of a business card, to the ever-increasing speed of information. Already, people are getting information about major events such as earthquakes faster on Twitter than they would through traditional news outlets, like news channels.