Too much time surfing, blogging, virtual escape?
Many of us are guilty, some of us are on the slippery slope, and others have it under control. I’m talking about the amount of time we spend on the information superhighway. Are you guilty of getting up from a conversation so you can “google it” and find out more information or the answer? I am.
There is a lot of talk out there (on the information superhighway) about how it, the web, connects us to many virtual friends, and at the same time isolates us from real people.
There is more to life than the virtual world.
Check out this article (found on the information superhighway), that talks about the importance of balance in our lives, http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life_article.php?id=7582
Hey Jim, Hope you are having a great weekend!
I’ve been thinking about your post off and on, especially in contrast with my post last week about the relationships I’ve developed online! You pointed to a great article that does make you stop and think.
One comment I had was this: I think that the digital world and the fact that so many of us work on it and play on it, is part of the reason I am so passionate about building community spaces, Third Places, in the real world. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and as we go more digital there is also an increased need and yearning for face-to-face connections. David and I saw that in our own lives yesterday. We spent the day catching up on our reading, on and offline. By 3:00 we looked at each other and said, “We gotta see some people. Let’s get out of here.” We spent the last two hours of our day chatting in one of our favorite hangouts.
I guess it is another case of not either/or, but both/and.
Thanks for a good discussion!