I really liked the discussion we had in class today about multitasking and the present generation of college students having short attention spans. I think this is definitely true and at times I hate the fact that I reach for my phone a lot or try to snap a picture of something before enjoying the view in person myself first. I agree that many people my age look at social media or text while they are doing other things like watching television or even in class. While this isn’t necessarily a good thing I don’t think it is entirely a bad thing either. I think being constantly connected to the point where you physically cannot be without your phone or wifi is bad but always being up on current events in the world is a good thing. Even if people get information in an informal way such as twitter or facebook we are still exchanging information that we may get sooner because we feel somewhat connected to our devices. For example the UD Alert that is used on campus is a great tool because it lets a lot of people know if there is immediate danger even if they are not by a television and even if they’re not checking social media. While I can see where people would say this is a terrible thing for the current generation I don’t think it is as bad as some people are making it out to be.