I think it's BECAUSE of the high tech communication that more people are lonely or incapable of maintaining relationships... People don't leave their homes anymore to meet other people, and it's so much easier to just sit at home in your pj's/underwear/whatever, and pretend to be whatever you want to be. You can't keep up that persona in real life... It's also safer, harder to get hurt. The downside of course is that you don't really get close to people, either. Personally, I think it's sad... Yes, I use e-mail and facebook to stay in touch with friends and family I don't see all that often, but getting together with my best friends and their kids trumps that ANY day!
at 2:20 PM on Dec. 1, 2010