Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Week #11 - e-Families

How do you think the proliferation of the internet has affected your family relationships?  Has it made them stronger because of long-distance communication?  Has it possibly weakened them because of too much time spent on the internet, and not enough time with "present" people?  Do you like the way the internet has changed things?  How?  Why?  All vital questions for your everyday life... ;)



  2. Darn! Someone beat me to it. Happy Birthday roomie! To the question now: I think the internet has brought me closer to my family. I live 3 hours away from them and, thanks to Facebook, I have easy instant access to most of them. Texting is great too. I love being able to ask my siblings quick questions without having to call them up. Some may argue that texting is cutting people off from social interactions, and for some that may be true, but I still find myself talking to at least one family member a day for a minimum of 60 minutes.

  3. The internet definitely makes regular communication more convenient. I'm sure I speak with my family members more now than I did before the whole email thing. I would say relationships are stronger because we all know more about what's going on. Every once in a while when we get together, it's not "Hey, what have you been up to for the past 5 years?" but "Hey, how did that thing go you were talking about last week?", or something along those lines. We're much more 'caught up' on each other's daily lives.