a member of Facebook or Twitter, that is the question.
Social Media is much more than fashion phenomena in our time. You may remember that Twitter in particular was an essential part of the Arab spring, and has been so in other social and political developments in these past few years.
Facebook has got millions of users around the world, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed. The new media is used in unbelievably
So you think that the art of conversation is dead and you blame it on the invention of emailing and the advent of SMS texting?
Well, not really, what they killed was not so much the art of conversation as the art of writing a letter. When did you last receive a nice letter written on nice paper in a nice hand? I don’t know if they even teach children to write decent letters anymore, and I assume that no one actually cares.
There was a time when Continue reading
Ian, Tony and I run the monthly “How Do I…?” Workshops and while we’ve been able to solve most problems and issues so far, we recently had to assist one of our members out of a real pickle. This is a story we want to share and one which I urge everyone to Continue reading
I had lunch with some old friends yesterday in their garden on a lovely sunny day. As we are all in our dotage it was a bit surprising that during the lunch the conversation should turn to technology and computer use.
What was perhaps less surprising was that
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Have you been told that technology can solve all your communication problems and bring us all closer together, so that increasing loneliness for us of the older generation is less likely?
Well, that may just be a lot of hooey, because some recent figures from Australia seems to show that it is the young people who feel the loneliest. Some 42% who used the now common Facebook, Twitter, Emails and Text messaging claimed to be lonely whilst only 11% who used just one of these felt lonely.
The age group most likely Continue reading