Jay Servidio founder Teleteria Discusses
the Interent Effects on Social Interaction
By: Jay Servidio
During a recent commencement address at Hampton
University in Virginia, Barack Obama described
the way today's internet-powered media environment
"bombards us with all kinds of content."
He warned students that iPads, Xboxes, and other
popular digital gadgets can turn information into
"a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment"
rather than a means "of empowerment."
As soon as the president's remarks were made
public, keyboards began slamming throughout the
Since I started Teleteria
in 1994 I have seen the changes personally. I
am locked up in an office from 530am to 9-10pm
5 days a week answering phone calls, emails, and
Im's from staff. Over the past decade, most of
us have been dramatically ratcheting up the time
we spend surfing the web, exchanging electronic
messages, and hanging out in social networks like
Facebook and MySpace. At the same time, we've
been showering our kids with laptops, iPods, PlayStations
Most days I start the day off at the gym then
to my desk. You would think I would be so tired
I would have no problem sleeping but half the
nights I cant sleep because my brain is still
flying at warp factor ten.
When I log on in the morning I read WSJ,
CNN, MsNBC, Washington Post, NY and LA Times,
Drudge, NY Daily News NY Post, Politico, BBC,
Pravda, Tehran Times and Pakistan Times and Al
Jazerra, and Korean News while listening to Imus
in the morning. This is of course after I spend
2 hours reviewing the last 24 hours of Google
traffic. Google comes before my kids. I am sorry
but its the truth. No Google no GI Joe. No Google
For those nights when I cant sleep there is always
a nice bowl of ice cream and a movie. Last week
I was lucky enough to catch The Friends of Eddie
Coyle on cable. A great 70's movie by Peter Yates
of Bullitt fame. Filmed in Boston in the teriffic
gritty 70's style that is sadly all gone from
movie making today. I digress.
Kids go home after school so they can log on.
Instead of playing ball they go play video games.
True they are online with each other but they
are also seperate in their rooms alone for hours
on end while playing. You can make the argument
that they are still interacting with their friends
but they are still isolated alone in their room.
This cant be a positive thing in the long term.
I am not saying I have the answers. All I, Jay
Servidio ,is saying is that times are changing.
I sometimes find myself uncomfortable in social
settings lately. As I get more and more into online
marketing unlocking the tools to higher traffic
I spend more time online implementing the tools.
As I spend more time online I spend less time
socializing. Its been 6 months since I had a night
out with friends. This article is not suppose
to be me whining. I am merely trying to paint
an honest picture from personal experience on
the nets effect on me.
So what can we take away from this brief but
honest peice? That Peter Yates is a great director?
Yes. For me the writing of this article has shown
me that I have a battle going on inside me at
all times. The battle to get more work done and
increase my income and the knowledge that my work
takes me away from life. I have to find that proper
I guess after I have a pile of money in the bank
or flying past Larry Elison in my sailboat I can
take a break.
I am Jay
Servidio and that my story today. Lets be
real careful out there.
About the Author
Jay Servidio started his career in the telecom
industry. Having worked for MCI, Sprint and AT&T
in various sales positions starting from telemarketing
up to national accounts. His ability to manage
accounts always had him in the top 3% of his peers.
Wanting more challenge Jay Servidio started Teleteria
in 1994 to resell 900 and 970 numbers and offer
custom adult website packages. Teleteria quickly
became the industry leader in the adult design
business and Jay Servidio started teaching classes
about the business in NYC and Toronto monthly
which led to guest speaking at trade shows and
conferences all over the world. He has been written
up in many periodicals such as a front page article
in The Wall Street Journal. Teleteria also builds
gaming and commercial sites and can be found at
or call toll free 1 866 408 8694.
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Servidio founder Teleteria Discusses the Interent
Effects on Social Interaction