Tuesday, 1 May 2007

They can't imagine it...

Initially one of the aims of my experiment was to see if I could have a social life without technological communication. I didn't think it would be possible, but I was proved wrong. I think it was obvious that I wasn't the only 19 year old to rely on text messeges and instant messenger conversations to make arrnagements. It's now worrying to think that staying in my room chatting to friends online was my social life. Yes I still go on the internet everyday, but I am less uptight about it now. I don't think about it when I can't use it. Infact I'd rather go knock on someones door to chat than log online.

I found this artical from CBS news, which I found really interesting. It's about teenagers in America who can;t imagine having a social life without communication. I now find it qute worrying that this is what the world has come to. Sixteen year olds relying totally on technology to speak to their friends, and some practically becoming recluses in their own homes.

Surely it isn't healthy. This method of socialising is doing more harm than good. What happened to life experiences and finding out about the real world. The real world doesn't exist inside your computer screen.

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