Monday, June 22, 2015

Sometimes I Wonder....

...about what life would be like if we didn't have the Internet, blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Or what life would be like without smart phones, tablets and the like.

Having been born in 1960, I know what it's like to not have all of this. It just wasn't around when I was a kid. Now I am sounding like my grandmother, who told me about driving a horse drawn wagon to school listening to the radio before television was around.

Granted, change is inevitable. But what bothers me about the changes today is what it has done to communication. Yes, there is a ton of communication - but rarely is it face to face. It's a text or a Facebook posting or a Tweet. And it's rarely full sentences anymore.

Family gatherings consist of the family members texting rather than having conversations, Or staring at their smart phone and looking at Facebook instead of the faces in the room.

Don't get me wrong - I love the Internet, Facebook and all the new electronics.

But I miss face-to-face communication. And I don't see it becoming popular again anytime soon.

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