Last post talked about the FAMILY OF MAN -- read it. On the reread, communication of this sort sounds like a lost art.
I describe actually talking to real people that I see. They aren't wearing sunglasses, nor are they hooked to their i-pods or phones. I can see their eyes, measure their response, and they in turn can observe mine. I can console and/or laugh at their humor in real time.
Just got this U-tube Video on my e-mail, entitled "Social Media Revolution "--- Statistics, for an old gal like me, swept me away:
"Took 38 years before the radio had 50 million listeners, 13 years for the TV, four years for the Internet, and in nine months Facebook had 100 million people on board.
One liners like Facebook and Twitter seem to someone like myself a waste of time, e-mail more meaningful and better yet, "I'll meet you for a cup of coffee -- send you a long letter:)
Blogging embodies satire, in depth reporting, social commentary, personal perspective, humor and for me has merit, a world wide editorial page of sorts.
And there are reportedly 200,000,000 bloggers -- yes, 200,000,000 of us. The ZEROS boggle my mind.
I pose the question? Are we connecting with The Family of Man on an impersonal scale and losing something else in the process? Or are we gaining more? Is it necessarily a win or lose situation for the long haul?
Will face to face communication eventually become obsolete?
I want to hear from you.