Too much social networking?

18 Oct

Terrible story from England about a Facebook-related murder. It reads like a National Inquirer headline, but it’s too tragic to be that, even. A man killed his wife because she changed her Facebook profile.

It tells us something about how obsessed we could be with social networks, spending an inordinate amount of time nurturing these second lives, and communicating with people, while failing miserably in the face-to-face side of the equation.

Get off the grid. Go play with your kids. Argue, debate, mud-wrestle if you have to. Invite someone to coffee. Make friends over a beer. These build stronger bonds, and they sure beat the value of ‘status updates.’

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Posted by on October 18, 2008 in Social Media, Technology


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