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    • bartadamley
      Top reader this week
      7 months ago

      Damn. The thing that truly bums me out about social media, is that we all simply just want to be more connected to one another. And yet all it does is draw us apart.

      Sure, texting works well as an alternative. There comes a point though, where all of our interactions just cannot be mediated by technologies.

      I am largely guilty of this myself though too.

    • Plum7 months ago


    • TripleG
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      7 months ago

      Never was on social media. Never will be. There are many more interesting pleasures in life than looking at a screen.

      • Raven7 months ago

        Well put, I’m in the same boat and never have regretted anything I’ve missed by not participating.

    • Florian7 months ago

      My kids have stopped asking me to put down my phone

      It’s so sad that this is a reality for many families

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekTop reader of all timeReading streakScout
      7 months ago

      Shandel hasn’t abandoned using technology to stay connected, but now does so on her own terms. She still takes pictures of her kids, for example, but instead of posting them to Instagram, she texts them directly to her “actual friends and family.”