Americans Giving Up Friends, Sex, In Order To Be Online

This is just not okay. From Reuters:

The poll, released on Wednesday, found the use of cell phones and the Internet were becoming more and more an essential part of life with 48 percent of respondents agreeing they felt something important was missing without Internet access.

More than a quarter of respondents — or 28 percent — admitted spending less time socializing face-to-face with peers because of the amount of time they spend online.

It also found that 20 percent said they spend less time having sex because they are online.

I can feel okay about this because I just got back from rowing 5 miles on the Connecticut River with my friend Meredith (hi Meredith!).¬† And then having lunch with her and discussing our shared ‘internet problem’.

1 Comment

  1. Hot sun, calm river, uneven oars (left over right!), sitting out the wake, blisters, fussing over boats, and a strange feeling of accomplishment — what’s not to like? Digitality offers us many things, but not all. Very pleased to have gone downriver (and not just on line) today.

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