Over the holidays, and every time I spend time with my 25 year old son (Trey), he is very aware of what technology has done to people being present. How has social media possibly destroyed the thing it was designed to create? We are told that social media can connect us with all our friends on a constant (almost real time) basis. The problem is that many are now using social media as there only connection to relationships that were built on time invested of being present. Even when you are present at a meal or occasion face to face with someone you really care about, are you interrupted by another or less connected person with a virtual update or bleep of connectivity? The person in your presence feels trumped by the beep. Mass virtual connections CAN NOT replace real relationships.

via Your Presence is Required | Curt Beavers.