Influence of Tech
According to Mary Meeker’s internet report, we spend 6.3 hours of the day connected to Digital Media- compared with 2.7 hours at the beginning of the century. Internet Penetration has gone from 24% to 51%.
More people are online than ever before.
It can be a great thing. The rise of platforms like Depop are making secondhand accessible and attractive and Instagram allows makers from around the world to be seen and create community.
While these things are great, it often means that we can get sucked into a digital world and forget to enjoy the world we really live in. Being present and appreciating the world in a tactile way is what can bring us far more joy than seeing it on a screen.
New Year’s Resolution: Be IRL
(Image taken from Vintage Vogue)
Find the full Internet Report here