Today’s Blogher challenge asks, “Do you think you still spend the same amount of time connecting in the face-to-face world now that socializing is so easy online?”
I know I definitely do not spend the same amount of time communicating face-to-face as I did before social media was introduced. Technology has made me lazy when it comes to communicating. Everything is a cell phone call, text or email away. Most of my meetings at work are now just conference calls.
Some may say that while this makes us more efficient and a better manager of time, it also makes us colder. The warmth and feeling of actual human interaction is no longer there. While that may be true, I think we are still connected – if not more so than before. With family and friends spread across the globe, there are many connection options now. There’s no more waiting for Sunday evenings to place long distance calls to grandparents, or concern about those outrageous long distance bills. We can Skype, Tango, or text whenever we want. While the physical contact many not be as much as before, in the end we’re all still connected. What do you think?