How many people feel the art of real socializing is dying? I don't mean the kind on the internet, such as Facebook, and Twitter, or even texting, for that matter. I mean good old fashion face to face coversation. Now I understand that, in some instances, there may be some friends or family members who live too far away, to interact face to face, and such sites are a boon for keeping in touch. However I see so many who socialize with people in this manner frequently. And they live nearby and see fairly often. How if you keep in constant touch on these sites, and with other technology, can there be much to say, once you do see them?
Another thing I noticed (and this is just my observation) is how many things can be misconstrued, when written on the internet. Some things are better understood, when body language accompanies a conversation. Again, I know its not possible with all those you wish to keep in contact with. But those you see fairly regular?
Also (and this is a pet peeve of mine) if you are going to have any real conversation with someone, why does the whole conversation have to be texted? Why not just call them? Texting for me is to say something quick or get some important message when calling is not possible, such as at work, or in a meeting.
And with people sharing thier every move. My kid did this, I went here, now off to wherever,I got stuck in traffic....well you get the picture. Too me, that gets rather mundane. Why do people have to share every waking moment? Why not mostly things such as, I got a promotion, I'm getting married, or we had a baby girl (or boy). Yes I do see these too, and this is news. But every little thing? How can there be much left to say after that? I am refering more to such sites as Facebook, where people announce every little thing. I'm amazed people don't announce when they farted last.
What are your thoughts?