Alternative Universe by Aritra Chatterjee

Perhaps more startling fully one third of Americans say they would rather give up sex than lose their cell phones.
Alternative Universe | Aritra Chatterjee

79 % of Smart phone owners check their device within 15 minutes of waking up every morning. Perhaps more startling fully one third of Americans say they would rather give up sex than lose their cell phones.

A 2011 university study suggested people check their phone 34 time per day but some people say its close to 150 daily sessions.

As communication and information travel faster and faster, the world seems to get smaller and smaller. As a result, this changes how the world communicates, especially with today’s obsession with social media networks.Before social media, we were extremely limited in our means to interact with others and we were limited largely to the people that we knew in-person. The internet and social media has drastically changed the way people all over the world interact and communicate. There is not a right or wrong way to communicate and/or adapt social language into our lives. However, we are all becoming engulfed in this new world of communication due to technology—and if we haven’t done so already, will be forced to learn this new form of language.

There are currently 2.8 billion social media users worldwide. This means that over a third of the world’s population is using some form of social media to communicate. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have manifested the need to constantly broadcast our lives on the internet. Fast forward to today’s most used social media apps, and you will discover the type of sharing we do today is much different. Social media has enabled people from all over the world to share their story. Besides the internet essentially connecting the world, Snapchat was the first to really give people an inside perspective of foreign places. With the addition of live story streams and Story Explorer, users are able to get a peek of what life in other cities, states, and countries is like. Besides cities, live feeds are perfect for sharing events. From a higher education perspective, this is the ideal platform to share student events, football games, community outreaches, and more. Snapchat provides universities the unique opportunity of sharing experiences from a wide array of the campus population.

Facebook Live became available to the public in April 2016 and instantly changed social media as we know it. At first it began as a way to innocently share even more with your friends, but then it became increasingly used for serious matters. Facebook Live has ended up revealing a lot about our society, from police shootings to a look at the increasing rate of opioid overdose deaths. On the positive side, it has created a launchpad for these more serious conversations to be had. Thanks to these Facebook Live videos, these controversial moments are not just being talked about, but also building momentum behind creating a positive change.

As a Photographer I always have a dream of using some ones camera as my tool and while working on a Office Project I got the chance to review an app which can give me that freedom. The story starts there but it has no ending, this is a part of my long term Project Called the “Alternative Universe”.

Alternative Universe | Aritra Chatterjee

Alternative Universe | Aritra Chatterjee

Alternative Universe | Aritra Chatterjee

Alternative Universe | Aritra Chatterjee

Alternative Universe | Aritra Chatterjee

Alternative Universe | Aritra Chatterjee

Alternative Universe | Aritra Chatterjee

Alternative Universe | Aritra Chatterjee

Alternative Universe | Aritra Chatterjee

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