Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Communicating without the internet
Sorry I haven't written a post recently but am having internet difficulties with my computer - am writing this on a friend's laptop. But one thing I have noticed since this problem is I seem to have a lot my time on my hands - do I really spend 3 hours a day doing nothing online? Not that I'm filling my time with anything much more useful or important. What has entered my mind is that I'm not really talking any less to any of my friends or family. All those contacts I have on my facebook and I never really chat to any of them except those I talk to via text or over coffee anyway. Does having internet really make a difference? I suppose in fairness that a few of those friends I never would have met without the wonders of the internet. Many of those I have met online, I now don't talk to. Many of those I met in life I now don't keep in contact with at all - other than an extra contact on my facebook. I guess therefore the internet hasn't really changed anything other than the way in which we can keep track of who we know or knew and it's a lot easier to get in contact with someone you've lost contact with and are now searching for - all it takes is writing their name in a search engine. So things are the same, they are just done in a different way.