You all know how I feel about technology and how it has killed communication as we know it. I sat down and really thought about it. I have an ocean of friends on facebook, all of which I know in their own special way, but since facebook has come along I don't feel compelled to call them. It's like I catch up with them through statuses, new pictures, changes in employment, relationship status, and location changes. Its like we are having a drought in verbal communication.
Sure, you can talk through IM, but there is something about being on the phone chit chatting about whatever pops into your head and all you have to do is move your mouth, not your fingers. My corny jokes sound so much better when I tell em, rather than when I type them. You can really hear my compassion for current events through my tone and dictation, not with my punctuation and colorful vocabulary.
Has your ocean of friends dried up? Pick up the phone and give them a call!