Monday, 3 August 2009

Modern communication

There is a lot of truth in some of the recent comments that the Archbishop Vincent Nichols has made concerning social networking sites.

Archbishop Nichols who is the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has recently voiced his concern over the modern tendency towards transient relationships. Yes, I can relate to his sentiment.

The Archbishop also went on to say that social networking sites put too much emphasis on the number of friends rather than the quality of those relationships and that mobile phones were dehumanising.

I have to say that mobile phones really get on my nerves. I do have a mobile phone but it is for emergencies only. It is hardly ever switched on. I cannot stand this texting nonsense, it is another zombie craze.

We need community, we need interpersonal communication, we need to see people and converse with them, well that's how I feel anyway.

Are transient relationships symptomatic of modern life? Sometimes it feels like everything is built on shifting sands.


MoneyBlogga said...

Well, you know how I feel about the whole twittery facebook thing! I don't know... I just flip out when PIL tells me that Harold (a friend from ages ago) wants to 'add' him as a friend .... pointless.

My college aged daughter,however, finds her FB account valuable as she actually KNOWS everyone she has added as a friend and they all actually do network with each other online AND offline daily. Big difference, she says, but then she's from a different generation. I just see an absolute dilution of quality friendships when all one is doing is sporadically updating a website as a way of 'keeping in touch' with people one knows in the real world. I refuse to get sucked in to such a time wasting endeavor.

Dreamer said...

Moneyblogga - me too I refuse to get sucked in too, what is the point if you never see these people? There is no point, its just herd mentality.