2013 was the year of social media. One out of every four people around the world used social media, summing up to about 1.7 billion people worldwide. We are always connected and in 2013, we have become linked even more closely. People interact more on the web than on any other platform. Bloggers, apps, Facebook, and twitter have all become playgrounds of information where normal everyday people can share ideas, interests and news together.
With this tremendous rush in technology, more people are having opportunities to share their thoughts, feelings and ideas with each other via comments, likes and blogs. These are all feeds of information that go towards improving or changing existing information, ideas, and trends. In other words, because social media has given us a platform to interchange ideas, we have learned to adapt these thoughts and ideas for the better. Take Yelp for example, before there was such a platform to look up local restaurants and know which is better than the next without having experienced it, we had to blindly walk into one or ask someone for advice. However with Yelp, we can now read random peoples comments and judge for ourselves. Those comments are not only a good source of information for the unknowing customer, but it is also feedback for improvement or compliments to the business itself. So no matter if its negative or positive, feedback is information that can lead to the correction or promotion of processes.
In the human body, biofeedback and neurofeedback achieve the same thing. They supply the body with information; unaltered, true information about the body’s physiological aspects. The body then, takes that information and uses it to alter its functions for the better.