The Official Guide to Social Media Week New York 2014
How can we regain control, establish balance, and preserve what makes us human? This is what we will be exploring during this year's Social Media Week.
So ends a series of recent posts by Social Media Week founder Toby Daniels on The Next Web. Back in November, Toby asked, "How much power do you have over your tech obsession?" (Spoiler alert: Not much, as evidenced by that couple at the next table—we've all seen them—who spend the entire evening gazing into their smartphones.) A couple of weeks ago he asked, "what would happen if we lived with more intention—tried to be more human in this age of digital technology?" And in one of the videos embedded above he explains that this winter's Social Media Week—which begins on Monday in New York and seven other cities around the globe—was designed to examine "the idea that there are two sides to technology: the positive impact of how technology is shaping our lives, but also a negative aspect as well. What we wanted to do really during Social Media Week was to explore both sides of this argument."