Every time I hear someone talk about addiction to social media, rules they think others should use for cell phones, texting or on the job connections I think of Stefana’s talk.
Yes, there are limits, but maybe we are limiting our own beliefs of what we are capable of.
I was walked up to a group of friends at an event last week and saw several gathered on a group of chairs and sofa in the hotel lobby… each with their smart phone out texting.
Not really. The group had been together for hours, out to dinner and very good friends.. but each of them were taking a moment to check in the friends and family at home.
An Internet connection doesn’t replace face to face time.. but it can enhance it. Rather than the knee jerk reaction that we are losing intimacy, watch this video from TED speaker Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet enables intimacy