The article originated from the NY times, title reads: Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette
This reminded me of a consistent occurrence I see while taking the bus.
Usually the most talkative individuals are the homeless. The people who are free from all digital devices, who has the ability to concentrate on carrying a full conversation without distraction from a facebook notification, or an incoming text message.
Speaking from personal experience, the more digital devices I own, the more I shy away from physically calling someone. It is more easier to communicate to a large group with one email. Inviting friends to events is easier, its a matter of a few clicks to create an event page on facebook or creating one on eventbrite. But have we stopped putting an effort to maintain the relationships we've made from initially talking face to face?
Why is it so hard to pick up the phone and make a point to meet them in person?
With the use of social media & the brilliant meaning behind meetup, I have started using the networking sites to meet people offline.
Slowly transitioning back to what it should have been, in baby steps.