I posted this on my Facebook wall recently, but thought I'd share it here as well and expand on my original post because so many using Facebook to connect these days are frustrated and confused. Some urgent prayer requests have gone unanswered and the friends who posted them were left feeling as if nobody cared! In our microwave society of techie EVERYTHING, we have become accustomed to Minute Rice, Instant Coffee, and Fast Friends. But the truth is that friendships online take as much effort as they do OFFline. And now that Facebook has made social media a bit less social with each passing day, it is going to take a bit more effort on our part to maintain friendships even...
Last week, I reprinted an article I wrote a while back on the Influence of Texting because technology has long been eating away at our effective communication skills. Technology is a wonderful thing in moderation or as a tool, but not only has it been eroding our face-to-face communication skills, it has also been replacing our real life relationships! How many times have you seen someone on their phone while driving, shopping, or even at a party? Ignoring real people while playing games or texting on a phone has become such a *thing* that I recently saw a photograph on Facebook of a sign on a day care center. It told parents to get off their phone and pay attention...
This month, I'd like to share my thoughts on the dangers of smart phone obsession and how it affects our relationships, but in order to fully understand that article which I'll share next week, I'd like to first draw your attention to an article I wrote several years back on the influence of texting on communication. Texting, emailing, and easy access to various forms of electronic media are a handy tool in the technological age. However, in my experience, it has become more than a tool to most and has greatly degraded the effectiveness of modern society's communication. In addition, it has produced a people who are less concerned with truth than convenience and more concerned with being connected than making...
What was technology like when you were born? Well, this Thursday is World Telecommunication Day. To celebrate, I thought I'd share some of the telecommunication that was around the year I was born: 1962.
Slinky Commercial 1962:
We loved Slinkies even though they had no technology whatsoever!
New Telephone Inventions of the early 1960s:
Pretty high tech for 50yrs ago...and notice the quality of the commercial. LOL
Share something from the year you were born!
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Over the years, the meanings of words do change and for many different reasons. I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of these words. Enjoy! Some words have changed meanings for technological reasons. 1. A tweet used to be the sound a bird makes. Now it’s a 140 character message you type on a social networking site where people share things from political news to what they had for dinner. 2. The word friend is now a verb. Where I used to have a friend over for dinner, I now “friend” someone on Facebook and tell them what I had for dinner. 3. Text used to be a noun meaning the original words and...