Social networking seems finally to be “coming of age”. Business leaders I meet vary in their opinion of such sites and means of communication, but this article shows that even serious sites have a lot to offer.
Just had a meeting with someone who confessed she did not possess a socially advanced phone. I suddenly had a sense of man and machine being closer than I had previously feared.
Are we now so reliant on technology that our social interaction depends on having the latest gizmo? Are we approaching a point where technology might replace face to face meetings to provide social interaction? Might your hard, or soft, ware dictate your social group? Maybe it’s been like this for a while, but is the point becoming more pressing?
Has the debate about have and have-not’s been extended to those who have the right gizmo’s, and those who don’t?
Are face-to-face meetings and social-technology two circles that overlap perfectly?