As we enter the
middle of Social Wellness Month I’ve been questioning what social wellness
means to me. We’re living in the days where socializing boils down to quarterly
get-togethers and ubiquitous texting between friends, in a culture where being
connected means I find Friends on Facebook and request Followers on Twitter.
It mostly reminds me of the times in high school where the
cool kids (nowadays, celebrities) hang out and talk with one another while everyone
else (Tweeters) hangs around and onto their almost every word, hoping they’ll
throw a little attention your way (a Follow or Retweet).
When we forgo a live phone call for a text conversation it
changes the effect of relating all together. Not only do you lose the tone of
what’s being said, in my opinion, but also all the nuances of the interplay
Are we considering the impact this has on human relations?
Are we actually relating or do we pretend to relate thru the social mediums that
say we do?
Labels: Social Media