One of the things that makes living overseas more bearable is the ease of communicating with my family and friends. I can send pictures of my kids to my family, forward on comments from my kids teachers to their grandparents, and keep track of my friends through Facebook.
But is keeping track of these people the same as being their friend? Do we rely too heavily on these mediums to stay connected with the people we love? Can we have open, honest relationships when we cannot see their faces, hear their voices?
Is technology really bringing us together or is it fundamentally changing how we relate to others? Can this 🙂 replace a real smile?