Friday, August 10, 2012
Some people view computers and the Internet as detrimental to connecting with other people. Spending time on facebook instead of in face-to-face real live connection building relationships by spending time, doing things and being with people. And this is true.
But computers and the Internet can connect us with friends and family from whom we'd otherwise be separated. My daughter lives in Baton Rouge, my sisters live in California, I'm stuck here in Oklahoma. but we connect through email, facebook and playing games like DrawSomething and Words with Friends. We leave comments that encourage and create laughter as we play. It's fun and it's connective.
I've connected with new friends on the Internet too. I met Maria from India via Ireland while blogging on NaBloPoMo. Another blogging friend from Kentucky home schools her children. She wanted to teach them Spanish so she searched for a Spanish speaking family who wanted to learn English. Connection made.
Who will you connect with today?