IT and social networking replacing old jobs?
November 22, 2011 9:52 AM Subscribe
What jobs/businesses have been negatively affected by the rise of information technology and social networking?
posted by gnossos to society & culture (33 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We were having a discussion on which jobs or businesses have been negatively affected by information technology.
We came up with a short list:
newspapers (web provides faster news)
book stores (Amazon over Borders)
travel agencies (we can do it ourselves on the net)
post office (email has reduced paper mail)
Can you think of other examples?
(I am not a Luddite. I know technology creates jobs, too. I am just interested in this aspect of what tech has replaced.)