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Good points about social media and communication in general.
I've always been a slow adopter of technology and I'm kind of glad to say I only started texting in the last six months or so. I'm in sales guy. I thrive with a personal connection and texting, while convenient and fun at times, will never replace that for me. But texting will evolve into something we can't even define yet. It's unavoidable
I watch CBS Sunday Morning, mostly for Bill Geist I will admit, but they run some pretty insightful stories for mainstream media. This past Sunday they replayed a story about texting and social media in general I found interesting. The story emphasized that texting is eroding our young people's ability to conduct effective face to face conversation. Texting gives the user micro control over what, when and how things are said. Face to face discussion can be unpredictable and hard to channel at times. I find that a very interesting consequence of the digital age and wonder with some trepidation how that will play out for humanity in the near and distant future.
But as I said before I think this as an unavoidable part of human evolution. The old guard looks and texting and social media in general as a negative. The adopters see this as indispensable and vital but for the moment at least I'd hazard a guess that for a good deal of folks the truth is somewhere in between.
Here is the linky - It is worth a few minutes if you are interested in the subject: