Jay Servidio Articles
June 8, 2010
Jay Servidio founder Teleteria Discusses the Interent
Effects on Social Interaction
By: Jay Servidio
During a recent commencement address at Hampton University in Virginia,
Barack Obama described the way today's internet-powered media environment
"bombards us with all kinds of content."
He warned students that iPads, Xboxes, and other popular digital
gadgets can turn information into "a distraction, a diversion, a
form of entertainment" rather than a means "of empowerment."
As soon as the president's remarks were made public, keyboards
began slamming throughout the blogosphere.
Since I started Teleteria
in 1994 I have seen the changes personally. I am locked up in an
office from 530am to 9-10pm 5 days a week answering phone calls,
emails, and Im's from staff. Over the past decade, most of us have
been dramatically ratcheting up the time we spend surfing the web,
exchanging electronic messages, and hanging out in social networks
like Facebook and MySpace. At the same time, we've been showering
our kids with laptops, iPods, PlayStations and smartphones.
Most days I start the day off at the gym then to my desk. You would
think I would be so tired I would have no problem sleeping but half
the nights I cant sleep because my brain is still flying at warp
When I log on in the morning I read WSJ, CNN, MsNBC, Washington
Post, NY and LA Times, Drudge, NY Daily News NY Post, Politico,
BBC, Pravda, Tehran Times and Pakistan Times and Al Jazerra, and
Korean News while listening to Imus in the morning. This is of course
after I spend 2 hours reviewing the last 24 hours of Google traffic.
Google comes before my kids. I am sorry but its the truth. No Google
no GI Joe. No Google no college.
For those nights when I cant sleep there is always a nice bowl
of ice cream and a movie. Last week I was lucky enough to catch
The Friends of Eddie Coyle on cable. A great 70's movie by Peter
Yates of Bullitt fame. Filmed in Boston in the teriffic gritty 70's
style that is sadly all gone from movie making today. I digress.
Kids go home after school so they can log on. Instead of playing
ball they go play video games. True they are online with each other
but they are also seperate in their rooms alone for hours on end
while playing. You can make the argument that they are still interacting
with their friends but they are still isolated alone in their room.
This cant be a positive thing in the long term.
I am not saying I have the answers. All I, Jay
Servidio ,is saying is that times are changing. I sometimes
find myself uncomfortable in social settings lately. As I get more
and more into online marketing unlocking the tools to higher traffic
I spend more time online implementing the tools. As I spend more
time online I spend less time socializing. Its been 6 months since
I had a night out with friends. This article is not suppose to be
me whining. I am merely trying to paint an honest picture from personal
experience on the nets effect on me.
So what can we take away from this brief but honest peice? That
Peter Yates is a great director? Yes. For me the writing of this
article has shown me that I have a battle going on inside me at
all times. The battle to get more work done and increase my income
and the knowledge that my work takes me away from life. I have to
find that proper balance.
I guess after I have a pile of money in the bank or flying past
Larry Elison in my sailboat I can take a break.
I am Jay
Servidio and that my story today. Lets be real careful out there.
About the Author
Jay Servidio started his career in the telecom industry. Having
worked for MCI, Sprint and AT&T in various sales positions starting
from telemarketing up to national accounts. His ability to manage
accounts always had him in the top 3% of his peers. Wanting more
challenge Jay Servidio started Teleteria in 1994 to resell 900 and
970 numbers and offer custom adult website packages. Teleteria quickly
became the industry leader in the adult design business and Jay
Servidio started teaching classes about the business in NYC and
Toronto monthly which led to guest speaking at trade shows and conferences
all over the world. He has been written up in many periodicals such
as a front page article in The Wall Street Journal. Teleteria also
builds gaming and commercial sites and can be found at www.teleteria.net
or call toll free 1 866 408 8694.
(ArticlesBase SC #2579535)
Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/
Servidio founder Teleteria Discusses the Interent Effects on Social