This blog is intended to be a platform to discuss and come to better understand both the positives and negatives of social media and the Internet. This topic will be addressed on the blog through a series of posts profiling individuals that ‘reject’ technology in some way, as well as posts that examine readings and books that pertain to this topic. Lack of access to Internet will also be covered. Through these posts I hope to facilitate discourse surrounding the degree to which social media has become a necessity in the world today.

My name is Hannah Johnson and I am a senior at Sarah Lawrence College studying psychology and writing. My interest in this topic comes primarily in the shift that is occurring in the world of written media (from paper to digital) and how this shift will affect the future of written communication such as fiction, non-fiction, and journalistic practice.

Please feel free to comment openly, as I hope this blog will facilitate an open dialogue on social media and the role it plays in this shift.