Put Down Your Device and Deepen Your Friendship

Honestly I miss the days of passing notes to my friends in between classes, spending hours on the phone talking about everything and nothing, and sharing copies of the photos you had developed the night before.  These days it’s all about text messages, Facebook updates, Instagram feeds and Snapchat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an avid user of social media and love the ability connect with old and new friends, but there’s something special...

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Friendship, Technology, and Humanity

I’ve been talking recently with more and more people who keep telling me they feel technology is replacing the human to human connections we once had. They mention that our communication feels colder, we seem to be more removed from human emotion, and that letters have given way to emails and 140 character tweets. They feel as if the emotion has been stripped away from engagement leaving only cold text on a minimalistic screen. While...

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