Technology offers us some pretty amazing tools. It's up to us to use them wisely. But are we?
There is a particular FB group I joined which has over 8,000 members. With alarming frequency, people post asking for advice from total strangers that clearly ought to be given to them by trusted confidants or reputable experts. Scrolling through the posts, it doesn't take long to read about strangers whose spouses are cheating, who want legal advice in custody battles, or want you to look at a picture of their child's medical condition and offer a diagnosis. It's just not uncommon for FB to be used as a substitute for telling someone who cares and can help. This is not a positive use of this technology. Facebook's job is to get us on Facebook more often, because that's how they make their $$. We look at all that advertising, and we supply them with consumer data that they can sell. But do we want to spend more time on Facebook?
Oh...and if we see each other when we're out and about, let's put our phones down and say hello, shall we?