Relationships are changing as technology changes. The way we build relationships is becoming less personal. There is less maintenance with these connections because instead of calling someone or even visiting them, we send a quick text. I for one, am a little frightened about the impact of social media and technology on relationships.
During the discussion tonight at my honors program dinner I brought up a personal problem regarding texting. Namely, the stress texting causes in relationships. Who texts who first, how long until you text back, what if they don't text back, are they responding and trying to promote conversation, what do you talk about? All of these questions really just cause unnecessary psychological stress. Texting has allowed us to be less invested in relationships and more emotionally detached. It is now simple to ignore someone. This all causes stress and overtime will change the way relationships are formed and how they are kept up.
Although technology does have many benefits, I think we must all take a step back and think about how much we rely on social media and our devices. Try to refrain form using them as a crutch and maintain personal relationship while still using technology to our advantage. Here is the link to the TED talk that sparked this post. (http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together.html)
Merry texting dolls. xoxo