When was the last time you actually had a conversation? A conversation is communication between two or more people. For the record, a conversation requires speaking to one another. Social Networking changed all that! Social Networking is a social structure made up of individuals who are connected by friendships, common interests, beliefs, or knowledge.
Actually, social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Texting and email that has changed conversation. Conversations are now 140-160 characters long texts! Telephones are no longer being used to call someone! Cell phones formerly were used to call someone are reduced to text devices, email retrieval, web connections. Don’t misunderstand; I am in favor of technology, but not to the detriment of face to face conversation. Online companies like www.letstalk.com can help you save time and money because they represent all the major providers.
What can be said in 140-160 characters that will be memorable? I know, I can say I love you! This technology was supposed to supplement a social or business connection not replace it. Many people only communicate this way and do not know how to carry on a conversation. When you meet someone for the first time, conversation is very important. This exchange of words creates a relationship whether social or business, it revolves around a conversation. Whether the meeting is romantic or business, conversation is the means to get to know someone. What is the alternative? I guess you could use Match.com to select your mate! You go through a list of questions and answers to figure out if you are compatible. Then you exchange 100 texts asking more questions, finally asking that special someone to marry you. Then you live happily ever after texting until your thumbs go numb! I guess it is possible, but it would not be much fun!
I still enjoy talking to someone face to face. I like to see their eyes, their smile or any other expression. Getting to know someone requires that personal interaction of a conversation. My fondest memories are of conversations with my children or something we experienced together. Technology should not replace that experience of having a good conversation. What do you think? If you like this article, please subscribe.
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