Our Take On The Social Dilemma

Oct 17, 2020, 10:00 PM

This week on Dorothy and The Dealer we’re diving deep into the tricky world of social media and just how easily (and unknowingly) technology is taking over our lives.

Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and come across an ad for something you’ve literally JUST been talking about?

Do you find it hard to ignore that little buzz when you’ve got a tantalizing new notification waiting on your phone?

Or maybe your kids kick and scream every time you try to take their iPad’s off them - begging for just “five more minutes” of Minecraft videos.

Well, this week on Dorothy and The Dealer we’re diving deep into the tricky world of social media and just how easily (and unknowingly) technology is taking over our lives. 

Listen in to heart Mitch and Mills touch base on everything from Netflix to Disney films, and even artificial intelligence, as they question just how many of us have control over our OWN use of social media.

Get ready for eye-opening questions, like:

- Do corporations lose their ethics and ability to police themselves the bigger they get?
- Are you aware that if you aren’t paying for a product then you (your data, movements, actions, time and money) ARE the product?

Think of your phone like a supermarket. Everything on there is created and cultivated to GET YOU TO BUY. The longer you stay online, the more data you give over and the more chance there is of you purchasing something. 

So how do you fight against this? Is it through schedules, turning off notifications or being aware of its biases? Tune in to find out!

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