Do you feel overwhelmed by your connectivity to the online world? By all this technology that enhances communication? By all the social relationships we have the luxury & obligation to maintain now that the internet gives us that ability?
There are a million different directions we could take a discussion on technology and communication,… and we already have had some of these discussions in one way or another.
One route I have been interested in and hope that other bohemians may, is how social technology has changed social norms over such a short time.
Do you think people interact differently with eachother now that there is this ‘technological buffer’ like e-mail, text messaging, and facebook?
Do you feel like being connected to the “social matrix” has a few less obvious advantages or disadvantages on a small personal scale?
How do these social networks work for or against certain personalities?
How detrimental do you think two-dimensional (written) communication is, with the loss of infliction, gestures, reactions, and body language altogether? Do you think there is some level of de-personalization? Less authencity?
What do you think of the online dating phenomena?
This is a very open ended and broad topic, and multiple “reloaded” discussions are encouraged if you’d like to have them. I’m looking forward to hearing a variety of perspectives on this topic, and hope that you are too!