Are tools like Facebook, Twitter and texting destroying good old-fashioned face-to-face communication? Have we stopped having beers with our friends because of these social tools? Is there a risk that one day we will only communicate this way?
My brother Terry Levine notes in his post A Failure to Communicate: “While it may be true most of us are seeing each other less, we’re probably in contact with each other more.”
Although my brother and I do not talk on the phone or visit each other very often, we are effectively in contact with each other every day thanks Facebook. In a sense, we are closer now and we were and are way more aware of what is going on in the other’s life thanks to Status Updates, Wall Comments and photos.
Don’t you agree?