Posted by: Andrew | May 14, 2013

Disconected or multi-conected?

I often year older people (those over 47 by my definition) complaining that they see groups of young people staring a mobile ‘phones and not communicating with each other. But I often see older people (especially couples in restaurants) doing exactly the same. Staring at their smart ‘phones and totally disengaged with each other. But if we look closely at how young people behave I think we’ll often see that whilst they may be tapping away on their ‘phones they are simultaneously carrying on a conversation with those around them. They are not disengaged but multi-engaged carrying on several conversations at the same time. Perhaps the angst of the older generation is actually their own concerns and fears about their relationships being displaced onto young people.

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