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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 11:53PM   |  12 comments
Ideas are able to be easily shared around the world.

Blog posting written by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production '16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, NJ 

How much time do you spend on the Internet?

In a society that is constantly connected to smartphones and laptops, researchers have determined that the average teenager spends around seventeen hours a week online. But with the modern potential the Internet has for communicating with others, how can you blame them?  

Popular websites like Twitter and Facebook make it childishly simple to share thoughts and ideas; and once that idea is put out on the Internet, it's as simple as the click of a mouse (or the click of a trackpad, for all of you wireless folks) to share that idea and to spread it to more people. The "retweet" option on Twitter and the "share" option on Facebook promote a global network of idea sharing: a tweet can be tweeted in Ithaca, New York and in a matter of seconds can be seen by people as far away as Berlin, Germany and Koriyama, Japan. 

The potential for idea sharing isn't limited to social media. Smartphone applications like Instagram and the recently-popular Snapchat allow users to share pictures in a matter of seconds. Internet-based computer applications like Skype and Oovoo allow people from around the globe to video chat while simultaneously allowing them to share files. 

This list of websites and applications that connect people and their ideas goes on and on and is constantly growing each day. The number, and diversity, of users is also growing daily; teenagers aren't the only ones taking advantage of idea sharing. Major corporations, local businesses, non-profits, musicians, artists, and so many more people reach a huge audience through this global idea network and can easily tweet, post, share, etc. their own ideas much more easily.

Mobilities is what makes this massive sharing of ideas possible, even when people are sitting at home. Mobilities allows ideas to spread around the globe and spark new ideas in others with ease. Connections and communications that never would have been able to happen are able take place thanks to the global idea network that Mobilities accommodates. 

FLEFF is what brings these ideas, and the people responsible for said ideas, together. If so much idea sharing is able to take place around the world without people meeting, imagine how much more occurs when people come face to face. 

This year at FLEFF, members of this global network of ideas will connect face to face. People from all over the world will be coming to Ithaca, NY to share their ideas on a wide range of topics, and the best part is YOU can join in on this global conversation and share YOUR ideas.

Are you ready to network? 


Great ideas! You touch on some concepts from Share This! We truly are a connected global community. Our generation is unlike any other due to the rise of social networking - and I personally love it!
- KP

I'll be honest, networking can be intimidating. Sometimes I wish there weren't so many different sites for social media. Although, the more sites there are, the more diversity, right?

Well said, nowadays there are many options are available to share ideas and thoughts through network within seconds. Most of the people uses this services ( their own purposes. It was an interesting post.

As i think, network can be great in modern world. It's almost 2018, we spend just about all time on the Internet, so why not? We share pictures here, we listen music here, we work here, we learn here. For example what do you do, if you just don't know how to write an essay? Yes, you Google it. Or go to in order to find some useful tips there. That is why i think it is a great idea. Thank you for posting this!

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The thing I'll always agree with is that there's too much network in our everyday life. But we live in a time of high-speed technical progress, where almost everything around us is computerised. I can't strongly say whether it's bad or good, as it makes our routine easier, but at the same time сonverts the comunication into voluntary-compulsory Internet chatting. By the way I withe for this site where I'm trying to discuss modern and interesting topics.

The purpose of a network is to enable the sharing of files and information between multiple systems. The Internet could be described as a global network of networks.

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