I found it funny because while I didn't know this person well, the reason I was in this setting was because I knew the majority of folks at this event THROUGH social media.
This gentleman's argument was that while we were at a social function, most of us were either taking pictures or attending to items on social media.
I saw his point, though I disagreed with it. Social media, warts and all, has brought a lot of joy in my life. It's kept me posted on world and current events, and has put me more in touch with distant family members and friends.
The point was, we were in a social function setting...but we were attending to our smartphones.
Yes, he said, when history looked at this period, they would see the decline of civilization.
In some ways, social media has taken things too far, but in others, it's made us better people. Perhaps more understanding.
Yet, if someone was an introvert, hermit-like or isolated to begin with, I think that social media can unintentionally amplify those behaviors.
Then, there is the advent of the selfie. Selfies are officially defined as:
|VOILA! A selfie-stick!|