The tech-savvy President Obama, who utilized social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, for the 2008 presidential election.
At a commencement exercise at Hampton University in Virginia on Sunday, Obama states
…And meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads; and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — (laughter) — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy….
People laughed at his point, but did he have a point? Technology did improve they way how we communicate and retrieve information in the past five years. But has the technology become a “distraction” on the way how we live?
You can read the transcript on WTKR-TV’s website here.