Posted by: eileenandrory | September 16, 2009

I’m not sure Facebook is real life

Have you noticed how much time you spend on Facebook?

Do you check your page as soon as you get home?

Or do you get updates on your phone?

Is Facebook real life?

I sometimes feel that i have lost the art of communication, i miss sitting in a bar and whiling away the evening over beer and nibbles. I don’t call my mates up and chat anymore. I message them, or email, or text.

Is social networking and technology atrophying my social skills?

What do you think?

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Responses

  1. Aren’t you confusing the communication and the media? Sitting in a bar with beer and nusts is one medium, updating your Facebook page is another. I would hazard a guess that the volume of your communication has not fallen, and that the frequency has gone up.

    Perhaps the difference is that it take s few minutes to check and update your page but a larger time commitment to organise and participate in a night at the pub. Maybe we are losing the art of extended conversation…

    • Yes.
      I guess i am saying that it is the quality of the communication that i am losing.
      It’s been a long time since i sat down and debated the problems of the world. Yet i know what my friends in the UK are doing on a daily basis.
      ‘We are losing the art of extended conversation’ how does that effect the communication of complex ideas, or seeking understanding with those you would not normally get on with?


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