We hear commentary that social media has a detrimental effect on ability to relate to other people—not too sure about that myself.
Leaving that debate to one side, here’s another aspect…
The very pervasiveness of social media, especially networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter where things get shared or retweeted a lot, perhaps means that we take more trouble to keep in with people, and act in accordance with the norms, simply because we know we’ll see them again soon, wherever they may physically be.
Just like living in a big village (not that villages are always harmonious of course), we really can’t avoid people in our circle. They’re everywhere.
Best to act accordingly, I reckon.
What do you think?