A summary of how the on-line life is part of my life.
PART OF MY LIFE
Another famous effect is the FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out. Since I came to Canada, I realized what the FOMO is. I have noticed that every time that something I know is going on in my city, I start paying more and more attention to my social networks because they keep me on touch about what is happening. The first month that I was here, I broke my phone, so I did not have any way to communicate with my family other than when I was at school. In that time I felt a feeling that I have never felt before, I felt I was alone, without anybody, and it was just because I did not have a cell phone all the time with me, since then I have realized how much importance the new technologies have in our life.
Referring to school, I am on-line because it gives me advantages that I would not have being off-line, like communicating with the teacher out of the school time or do my work outside of my school, this is possible thanks to programs like Google Classroom, D2L, Google Drive....
I get a lot of information from the on-line world as well. Also some social networking, like Facebook and Twitter are part of this topic, because they give me some quick news as well s interesting stuff, but I also use on-line newspapers whenever I want to know something extensive.
MAIN APPS THAT I USE
This is the app that I use the most, because I love to edit pictures and I have lots of editors in my phone, which I use to make my pictures different. I usually post a picture every 2 or 3 days, but I go there and like other people's picture every day.
This app, at the beginning I thought it was a bored thing and it did not get my attention at all, but right now, I use it almost every day or at least I look other people's snaps.
This is my main app, I use it more than any other one, and the main reason it is because is the one that allows me to keep in contact with all the people in Spain. Recently, it has added a new function that allows you to call your contacts just using data, and I think that this idea is going to increase its popularity even more.
Twitter is the app that since I am in Canada I use more. In Spain, Twitter is not as famous as in here, so since I am here, I use it more, I twit something everyday, sometimes funny stuff, but I try to do not give like personal opinions about serious stuff that could have consequences in the future.
Facebook, the app that I thought it was the most boring thing ever. But now the things have changed, in all the other apps I have my friends and peers aggregated (except WhatsApp, in which I have everybody), but in Facebook I have everybody, like the parents of my friends or my parents' friends, so this is the way that I use to communicate with them while I are in here.
Skype we could say that is the app that has always been there but I never used it, until I came here. Basically, I use this app to call and see my family and friends while I am here. I think that this app will help me to keep in contact with my Canadian friends when I come back to Spain.
SIDE EFFECTS OF USING ON-LINE LIFE
Whatever you do on-line is going to be recorded forever somewhere, even when we do not know it. On-line we have no privacy, because everything is controlled.
As it lasts forever, it could become public whenever and it will have repercussions on our future, because nowadays, a lot of places are hiring people that what they do is look for your information on-line and if you have ever done anything bad and it is on-line they will find it and it will bring those consequences.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CANADIAN AND SPANISH USE
The participation on the on-line world starts in an early age, usually somewhere areound 12-14 years. After that, it becomes more and more usual to see teenagers with mobile phone. We spend a lot of time on our phones, but that does not stop our communication process, which I think it is good because I am always in favour of the social networking but only if that does not stop the communication between people.
In conclusion, we could say that the Spanish people have more an artificial participation on-line in which everything is perfect and you do not have bad pictures or moments.
The participation on the on-line world starts around 12-14 year as well as in Spain. One difference between Canada and Spain is that in Canada the time that they spend on their phone it does stop the process of communication, reaching the point in where I am against the social networking.
In conclusion, the participation in the on-line world of the Canadian people is more natural and careless, which I do not think it's worst, the problem is that it requires more caution, and sometimes the people do not have it.