Our second prediction in our annual list We may be immersed in social media, but we’ll spend less time with actual people. We made the point that “So many people use social media sites – from Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn, to Pinterest and Quora and more — that people have less time to spend with their friends and family.”
Although we noted that “We’re not sure if this will get much media coverage,” we said that “we’ve seen some books addressing the topic (like last year’s “Alone Together” by MIT Professor Sherry Turkle).”
Turkle continues to write about high tech alienation, most recently in a cover story in the Sunday Review section of the New York Times. Her article, “The Flight from Conversation,” is compelling and sad and true. And worth reading.