Presentations & Lectures

Navigating Information Fatigue: Social Media Two-Part Series

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The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our reliance on social media and the Internet for information. This development, combined with underlying political partisanship, has created a breeding ground for disinformation, conspiracy theories, and information overload. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has long provided resources for the best-quality information in the service of the public in Pittsburgh and beyond.

Join us for a two-part series on the ways in which social media has contributed to information fatigue, and what we can do to take back control over our digital lives. Our presenter will share resources and offer guidance on the subtle effects social media has on our lives, how our reliance on it influences society, and how we can be more conscientious users of this technology.

  • May 13, 2021: Social Media and Society
  • May 20, 2021: Social Media and Me (Addiction by Design)

In addition to the two-part series, we will also be providing registered participants virtual access to the 2020 documentary, The Social Dilemma, which will be incorporated into the webinar discussions.

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Presenter: Calum Matheson, PhD – Assistant Professor of Public Deliberation and Civic Life and Director of Debate (University of Pittsburgh). To learn more about Calum’s work, click here.

Note: These programs will take place using Zoom Webinar and will be recorded for later access on our ‘Navigating Information Fatigue’ web page. If this is your first time using Zoom, you may be prompted to download the latest version. Learn more about joining a Zoom webinar here, or find additional assistance in Zoom’s FAQ.