How Instant Validation is Making Us Dumber

Digital Marketing Girl

I have a love/hate relationship with technology.

It’s connecting us to the people and the things in our lives. At the same time, being constantly connected is making us crave instant gratification and instant validation.

What’s instant validation?

Let’s take an event in recent history that we can all relate to: the “Binders Full of Women” debate of the 2012 presidential election. Yes, you remember that one….if you’re like me and were a tidbit offended, in the pre-digital days, you’d go on with your night, discuss among your family and maybe talk about it amongst friends at the next poker night.

But, if you’re like most of us in the digital age, you turned to Twitter or Facebook to see what everyone else is saying. If everyone else is talking about it, you’ll feel validated that you really heard what you thought you heard and may chime in, but if…

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