Internet is Killing Family Time

Posted on: Monday, June 15th, 2009
Posted in: Unplugging, Blog | Leave a comment

Time with families is down.  Way down.  28% down from a year ago—about the same period of time that FaceBook doubled its members from 100 million to 200 million. 

I remember a broken TV with a sign stuck on the screen.  The sign said:

The TV is broken.  Please talk to one another.” 

Now we have TV, FB, iPhones, and endless other digitalia to keep us from connecting face-to-face.  It’s a miracle of sorts, this Global Village.  But the real miracles and connections are more fleshy:  Families, friends, meeting a stranger. 

Still with me?  Hmmm.  Maybe you should unplug and go hug your mom, dad, sister, or brother. 

Reach out an touch someone.  For real.  

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