Welcome to Thursday’s Tribal Talk – this week “Have we lost the art of conversation?”
It seems everywhere we go people are head down connected via their screens instead of what’s in front of them – a meeting, a conference, on the train or at the airport, watching TV or even at the game – we seem to be interactiing on the device and not looking at what’s happening around us.
We’re connected in so many ways yet are we hiding behind the device?
Why do we feel safe and the need to post our photos and status on Facebook and the world on Twitter yet not introduce and speak to the person sitting beside us?
Isn’t the aim of these technologies to connect people? or do these devices and applications simply fill the awkwark gaps of silence, or dare I say our boredom with the day to day.
Is it just another escapism like mindless TV watching or maybe, the online experience is richer, more informative and engaging?
Are we defining ourselves by our digital footprint and interactions?
Yet, today many relationships first begin online.
The world of knowledge at our fingertips.
How (and where) are you reading this post now? Is it via a Twitter feed link and your mobile or a subscription via RSS to your PC. Maybe a Facebook link or from a search engine.
We live in interesting times – now put this down and take a look around for a minute before you jump back in.