Social Media and Relationships

September 16, 2016

Tracy Proulx

The integration of social media and technology in relationships is inevitable. In classrooms, homes, restaurants, sporting events, etc. you see people gathered and their focus is not on the people around them. The object of their attention is usually the smart phone in their hands. Each time I notice this the title of a particular book comes to mind, Alone, Together. Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other by Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.  Are we truly expecting less and giving less to those around us? How do we make ourselves more aware and responsible for the roles we allow social media and technology to play in our relationships?

Tracy Proulx