Ya, you have heard this before and have read the articles, but I would like to hear what you think.
I was driving into work today and heard on the radio the discussion of this article about Myspace/Facebook/Texting/Email effecting youth. Several teachers called into the show and talked about how students in class are texting constantly. They said, often times homework is put on hold to answer a text or go on facebook/myspace…
Side note: why do people still use myspace? It is awful. Unless you are in a band, switch over to facebook people.
As I was going through my morning routine (found here) I was looking at Drudge this morning and saw this article “Social websites harm childrens brains” (Click to read).
So after hearing about it on the radio and now reading about it I was wondering if this is really as big of an issue as people are making it out to be?
Here is my 2 cents worth….
With all the communication going through the air we are starting to learn how to communicate with our hands and not with our mouths. I have found it much easier to read twitter updates, then to actually get the update from the person themselves. Maybe this is why I think it is one of the hardest things to remain good friends with someone who lives more than 40 miles away. I have found that with texting, email, blogging, and now twitter that I am much more prone to have a conversation through one of these avenues rather than sitting down with the person. I hate that, I dispise that, but for some reason it is easier that way.
A lot of it has to do with convenience for me, especially when someone lives really far away. But for some reason there seems to be less of a commitment over the wireless world than in person. I do think that students are missing out on valuable lessons that are learned through one of one communication and the affect of texting/myspace will be felt heavily in the next 25 years when this generation starts to have kids.