Interesting, no?

I would love to hear your thoughts on this article.  I can’t remember how I found it, so forgive me if you linked to it.

5 thoughts on “Interesting, no?

  1. I think that the writer is dead on when writing that FB or other online connection tools (even blogs and their comments) are a way of connection, but not of community. I feel that community can only take place physically, and from the physical comes the emotional, psychological and spiritual benefits of it.

  2. I just read this article a few days ago, and I have been thinking a lot about it. I’ve always said that I blog for the community it brings, but I think she’s right on when she says that blogging creates connection, not necessarily community. It is hard to differentiate between the two sometimes.

  3. Community is who you can call at midnight when you’ve run out of gas in the middle of nowhere.

    Connections are who you would tell the story to the next day.

    That doesn’t mean connection is not important or worthwhile…but it can never replace our face-to-face relationships.

  4. I’ve been thinking a lot about this. Ever since the arrival of all this social networking through the internet, I’ve felt something missing. It even began with email. I lost phone touch with phone friends and had less in real life contact with people than before. It’s slowly happening and we all get so used to it that we don’t notice something so vital is missing. I LOVE my on-line connections and friends, but it isn’t enough and shouldn’t replace sitting around a campfire or chatting over coffee. I get kind of sad thinking about it.

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