I just finished reading an interesting article in The Guardian titled "Social Networking Under Attack As Tide Of Cyber-scepticism Sweeps US." The premise is that technology, specifically social media, is making us less human.
Now I am certainly not in a position to debate this premise from a scientific standpoint as I am not trained in sociology; however, I can provide my own personal experience with the use of this medium in my work and personal life.
To this day, I still have conversations with social media skeptics. The arguments are of this sort:
- "It's just a fad"
- "It's full of narcissists talking about visiting the coffee shop"
- "Only people who are anti-social take part"
- "The relationships are not real"