While watching a Texas Ranger’s ball game on the tube last night the camera panned the bleachers as they usually do throughout a game and they caught something that just wrinkled my skivvies as I watched it.
Three people sitting next to each other who apparently came together are each spending time checking their iPhones rather than enjoying their ballpark experience with each other and the fans surrounding them.
How desparate are we that we can’t go anywhere anymore without taking these electronic objects that obscure and block the human contacts of social activities? Why bother to be a participant anymore in such events if all you really want to do is know what your BFF is doing or thinking at every moment of every day?
I have two short pieces here that sum up pretty well I think how social media today has robbed us of some of our humanity.
The first is a humorous piece with comedian Tig Notaro on Conan O’Brian’s late night show. Click on Tig Notaro’s name at the top of this video to get the full size YouTube version
and the other is a verse from Native American poet Sherman Alexie – The Facebook Sonnet