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How Can Technology Help Relationships?

With the explosion of information technologies, it seems that technology has started to have control over our lives. People have started to spend more time on the internet than ever before; making virtual relationships, chatting, shopping, working, playing, searching for information…etc. In the past people could spend weeks, months or even years without seeing all people they know. Now, social mobility and separation are no more an obstacle for people to stay in touch. Everybody is within your arm reach. You can see anyone you want at any time of the day.

Technology has radically changed people’s life. The physical isolation is no more an issue. You are not alone even if you are physically isolated. You can connect to the world, meet people and make friendships, gain understanding of other cultures, lifestyles and so on. You can be part of an abundant number of social relationships. Today’s communication tools made it easier for people to keep in touch, to connect to new people as well as to reconnect to old-friends and family members.

With the spread of virtual interactions (E.g. mobile phones, internet) people could overcome many obstacles, such as distance and time. However, people should work on making these technological tools have a positive impact on their lives. This can happen through creating valuable relationships on the net. Relationships are about sharing and feeling each other. People can share their passions, feelings, common interests, dreams, opinions and many other things. Online, you can find someone with similar views, hobbies or interest and then technology becomes a great tool to overcome isolation by being part of virtual communities.

Finally, technology is affecting people’s social skills and reshaping the meaning of social relationships. According to Manuel Castells: “media often report that intense use of the Internet increases therisk of isolation, alienation, and withdrawal from society, but available evidence shows that the Internet neither isolates people nor reduces theirsociability; it actually increases sociability, civic engagement, and theintensity of family and friendship relationships, in all cultures.”

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