Our generation is undoubtedly, the most "connected" than all our previous generations. We can communicate with family, friends, and strangers from opposite sides of a city, a country, a continent, and the world and it can be done effortlessly. However, with this generation there are new types of communication that was not present in previous generations. Selfies pervade Instagram and Twitter and Facebook. You can anonymously comment on many sites on pictures of other people, share your ideas with others, and publish your works for others to critique. You can broadcast yourself in real-time as you play games or hold an international conference and even be interactive with it as if you're actually there. How do you feel this has affected these "connected" generations emotionally, socially, and physically? Personally, I'm actually not too fond of this "connectedness." I take friends out to restaurants and hang out at parks and shop at stores, but all they do is go "Uh-huh,"and "Oh, yeah?" as they mindlessly browse through their Twitter or texts or phone. I do not see any need to be so CONSTANTLY connected to your people. Socially, I feel people are more willing to say they've "communicated with others" when really they just send words across from one device to another. I don't feel the true connectedness from a person to another person. A lot of my coworkers must find me trustworthy and knowledgeable since they come to me with relationship advice (even though I've never had a relationship before). A lot of times they say they "argue about blah blah blah" and "fight about blah blah blah" but it's all in the form of text messaging. To me, I feel the emotion is lost in the form of text and you lose the chance to see the physiological effects of what the other person sees and feels and says. It's not really a productive way to communicate yourself. However, I do understand the need for this perhaps for those who are not so socially apt. But this should not--in my opinion--be an excuse or a replacement for face-to-face interaction. You guise, i'm excited to see your take on this. Lemme know what you think!