In today’s society, the spread of information is faster, more efficient, and more quantitative than ever before. As we physically change the environment, we also adapt to it. The same goes when correlating people and information. Both dramatically change one another and our way of life. Our technological breakthroughs over the last few decades have led to an influx of social networking and mindboggling rates of communication through online outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+.
What is interesting is that these revolutionary sources of communication over the web have significantly changed our lives in other ways as well. Here at Rutgers, the way we operate in the morning and other times of the day for classes is often based on bus times received through nextbus.com. This helps prevent waiting for very long at the bus stops on each campus and is especially handy on weekends when fewer buses are running. In addition, robust cell phone technology and texting has made it easier to meet up with friends and share other breaking information at the touch of a few buttons. These common luxuries today were not existent 10+ years ago.
Social networking has especially grown over the last decade as we’ve thought of new creative ideas and made communication more and more innovative. Since every idea and invention eventually gets dull and boring after a while, it’s important we change the complexity of these networking and blogging sites to keep up with the evolution of technology and keep people happy and interested. For example, myspace was immensely popular in the early 2000’s, and now it is virtually dead and considered laughable in comparison to Facebook, which is much more efficient and robust. Without a balancing act between people and information constantly changing one another, communication would not be nearly as successful a field as it is today.