While the use of such sites as Facebook and Twitter make it easier for us to get in touch with people, we are now spending a lot more time staring at little screens instead of interacting with the real world around us. Do you feel your social life is better or worse for it?
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Good answer - I can tell you have really thought about this issue. There is a dangerous side to social networking, and I am worried about the younder generation too, but who would want to be without it now we have it!
you're right, it's not going to go away. I guess it's something we all have to learn to live with, and try to use it only for the positive things.
I agree, balance is the important thing
Totally agree with you. Just want to ask everyone here Are you using social media sites as they are meant for ? I think only 20 % people are taking full benefit of social media sites which they meant for while others had just occupied the space.
it sounds like you have got the right balance, Sherry. Social media can be a useful tool, and so long as we resist the temptation to give it too much power over our lives it shouldn't cause any problems.
Oh dear, it sounds like you've had some bad experiences. It certainly pays to be very selective about who you let into your life through sites such as Facebook. Wishing you better luck in the future :)
People never really change:( sad to say. And these are people I grew up with. Hmmm wonder who has the problem?
I feel that a lot of people do let social media take over their lives a little too much. I am guilty of it myself! We have to make a conscious effort not to give it too much power. :)
Some are on it 24/7
Looking for trouble and stupid postings. I don't think it's healthy.
I go on the Internet for research. I think we need to start writing letters again.
Hi Kayamack, thanks for your answer. There is a difference between networking for pleasure and networking for business. and I try to keep those elements separate. It is certainly a very useful tool as an online writer :)