I was a latecomer to the cell phone craze back in the 90's. I couldn't afford a car that had a phone in it. But I finally gave in out of longing to feel safer as a single girl driving at all hours of the nite and day. I wanted a phone in case of emergency when I was out and about. It barely fit in my small compact purse. Remember when they were analog and huge? I was never too tech savvy so it took me a while to figure out how to use the dam thing. But it eased my mind a bit.
And then I started spending hours on the internet. I was IM'ing friends and boys, emailing, and talking on the phone only occasionally. Today as the internet progresses and technology moves at rapid pace with sites like Facebook and the ease of email I find that I don't pick up the phone and call anyone. I rarely get calls these days either. My friends connect with me via email or IM and on sites such as Facebook where you can have conversations with groups of people who you my never get together with much outside of your computer screen.
Don't get me wrong....I think the internet is great. I have met so many new people, many of whom are young adult cancer survivors, and maintained connections with those in my life online. It has truly opened up my world in many ways. But sometimes I miss getting a handwritten letter in the mail or a card that I didn't have to click on a link to access. I can say I email much more than I pick up the phone and call someone. And I miss it sometimes. Life moves at such a fast pace these days I think sometimes it is easier to shoot someone an email than to give a call.
Has your phone time decreased while your fingers are getting cramped with texting, emails, and such?? Do you think that modern technology has keep us more connected to friends and family or less?