Episode Thirty Eight

Social Media is Just Another Tool

Oct 22nd

Social Media is Just Another Tool

by Donna

I'm 60 years of age. So like you, Judge Judy, I grew up before the Internet and Social Media. We didn't grow up using computers or mobile phones back then. We spoke to our friends and family in person and over the phone. And, of course, there was snail mail to send letters long distance because we didn't want to run up the phone bill. Everything is instant today! You can send an email with pictures to several people at one time. You can send out invitations to everyone in a day's notice, without postage or handwritten notes addressed to each one. You can now call, email, or post things on Facebook without the long distance charges. However, there are some drawbacks. Everything is less personal in this present communication style. Even searching and applying for a job nowadays is all done over the internet. You won't know the status on your job application unless you are called back on it... and you can wait hoping for nothing on a call that never comes in.

Oct 22nd

Judy says...

Judge Judy says...we may be losing a little of our humanity when we depend on technology and social media to connect with others.

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