airing Monday, Oct. 10,
at 9 p.m. ET/PT,
explores the dark side of growing up tech obsessed.
totally plugged in all the time? While it’s normal to text, tweet
and search YouTube for vids with your friends, MTV’s latest
Lisa, Maria and Tom are four teenagers who have very different means
of expressing themselves digitally. Though they have never met in
person, their lives intersect online. They all watch funnyman
Isaiah’s comedic webshow, where he shares everything from his love
of chocolate and weightlifting to his battle with bipolar disorder.
Meanwhile, Lisa’s chatting up a cutie she met online, and she plans
meeting him for the first time over spring break—and sending him
raunchy photos. Maria’s a flirt who’s overly dependent on her
cell phone to communicate with her boyfriend–to the point where
he’s starting to feel smothered. And Tom’s the shy guy at school
who writes amazing acoustic music, which has earned him online
teens’ lives are completely changed through an interaction online
one night. While it’s not along the same comedic lines as MTV’s
usual Snooki shenanigans, the movie really draws you into the
characters’ online communication in an interesting way.
admit, I like to share my thoughts on Twitter, Skype, Facebook,
Tumblr and my favorite website, Girls’ Life, with my friends. But
this movie made me realize every time I type, my words impact someone
else on another screen.
is part of MTV’s A THIN
LINE campaign, which raises
awareness of the line between Internet use and abuse through TV
shows, PSAs, web and iPhone apps and online content, as well as the
creation of an anti-digital discrimination coalition to prevent
cyberbullying. Later this fall, MTV will release a “digital bill of
rights” that thousands of teens have contributed to, reflecting
upon what teens feel they are entitled to when talking on the cell
phones and online.
be tuning into DISconnected
tomorrow night? Do you know
someone who’s a little too tech obsessed? Blog about it, babes.
BY DEVIN ALESSIO ON 10/9/2011 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, movies, television, MTV, In the News, social media