At last someone in main stream media has said it, see this article in the New York Times:
TOO MANY PEOPLE SPEND TOO MUCH TIME TEXTING AND EMAILING INSTEAD OF SPEAKING ONE TO ONE AND FACE TO FACE.
The ability to hold a civilised conversation is dying. It is being replaced by text speak and 140 character Twitter, Face Book and stupid 'message boards.' Patient exchange of opinions is being replaced by intolerance. Humour is being replaced by hysteria, genuine sensitivity by ridiculous 'emoticons,' human contact by a dead keyboard.
No wonder spelling and grammar have declined and illiteracy is rising.
No wonder people barely look at each other in the street never mind hold a conversation.
Just meeting up to watch a football match has become one of the few occasions where people can actually talk to each other. Even then Goodison Park is often as quiet as a morgue.
What do you think?
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