Scary Social Gadget Addiction

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Schoolboy Assaults Teacher After His iPad Was Seized
If that boy is indeed a digital addict, this incident would prove his case is severe
‘Cops were called to a South Carolina school after a nine-year-old boy went on a rampage after a teacher took away an iPad he was using in class, according to police.

‘The young suspect became enraged last week after a 26-year-old teacher at Oakdale Elementary School in Rock Hill confiscated iPads being used by several students who were being loud and unruly…’
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The Great Chicago Ghost Train Mystery
‘The incident is unlike any “veteran city rail workers say they have seen” reports The Chicago Tribune, as multiple failsafes that should have stopped the train didn’t. Robert Kelly, the president of the local rail union, told CBS Chicago he’s never heard of anything like this in 27 years and called it a “great concern” considering “we have people working in these yards 24 hour a day, seven days a week.” To add more to the intrigue, the cameras facing the ghost train when it was parked in the yard the morning of were not working. No one saw anyone leave the train after the collision, not the conductor in the train that was rammed or the Forest Park station supervisor that ran after the rogue train while radioing ahead.

‘It’s a puzzle investigators have been stuck on for days now, perhaps because they were originally looking in the wrong place. Nowadays, if you want to do something remotely, you can do so via the Internet of Things (loT) where everything, including refrigerators, is becoming connected to the web…’

Protest Against Media’s Focus On Page Views [Video]
‘After two years of working at the company, Marina Shifrin decided to quit using a medium her boss was all too familiar with, viral video.

‘The video is set to Kanye West’s “Gone,” and features Shifrin dancing around the office alone at 4am in the morning. Captions throughout explain how she sacrificed relationships, time, and friends for the job. As well as the fact her boss only cares about page views, instead of quality content…’
Bravo Marina!
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2 Responses to Scary Social Gadget Addiction

  1. A social movement against gadget addiction is being soft launched right now. An interesting Facebook page named “take back our lives” has been started by a New York based ad man and his friends. The FB page aims to be fun and humorous and not be preachy.

    Please check this FB page . Feel free to “like” the page, “share” the page and bring in as many friends as you wd like. Contribute to the page by sharing your experience/ideas/suggestions/photos/videos.


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