The New York Times had an article online about how networking online is actually hurting us and taking away from being social, even though it’s a social network we are all using. One crazy stat they gave was defined in the study as ages 12 through 17 — send 50 or morea day and that one-third send more than 100 a day. ( NY Times, 2010.) This is a wake up call to me, I guess I never realized how being on social networks takes away from actually being social. They are worried about children and their quality of interaction may diminish due to Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter. I can testify that sometimes I talk to my brothers more through Facebook or texting more than talking to them on the phone or seeing them, and I do think it affects the relationship because you are missing that intimacy factor of interacting with people. I’ll be interested to see as new technology comes out how our interactions with one another are affected.
New York Times: Antisocial Networking?