Do you think the internet

@irishmist (3820)
United States
May 23, 2007 12:08am CST
has changed how families communicate? It seems like everyone is always on line, it could be at work or at home. But it seems being online rules our lives these days. What happened to the good old days? Not that I'm saying I don't enjoy all the new tec stuff they have now. But what ever happened to family values? Before cable, cell phones, video games etc. How much time do we spend with our kids or spouses? Bottom line is: Do We Spend More Time On Line Or Living our lives?
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8 responses
@vin_kmr (227)
• India
24 May 07
Ya internet has changed the lives of many people. but it is not with families, it is with friends, i communicate with my family members through phone more than net. internet is used in several ways by people it depends on their needs and most of them use for the information. i sepend more time with my family members only. i will be on line for only few hours daily.
• Taiwan
24 May 07
yeah! i agree with you. i tried to don't computer one week. it's let me so unconfortable. i felt something worng in my body. but interent it's really find with you want. get information. know whole news in the world. you know im a graphic designer. i need more inspiration at my work. and no money to oversea. and internet is good way. of course i hope i can go to traval...
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
23 May 07
It definitely has changed the way families and friends communicate with each other. Unfortunately, I think we spend too much time online than we do in person with our loved ones and getting out and getting fresh air. Participating in outdoor activities probably has suffered a little bit as well. It costs less money for families to communicate online instead of making long distance phone calls or writing snail mail.
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
23 May 07
I know what you mean about the old days and what we do now with the net,but as a single guy with my family all away from the area,this is one of the best ways to stay in contact. I also found that I am able to meet more people,and chat with people all over the world. make new friends,like you,and can talk about things in our lives,knowing that the person you are confiding in will never meet in person. I find it a great outlet for frustrations due to depression that I can let out instead of holding it in and causing more problems. I hope this makes sence to you. Blessed Be.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
23 May 07
Well from the moment I taught myself computers about four years ago I became thoroughly hooked...and I had to rely on the freebie ones at the library..so I only just got my own computer a few months ago...and now I'm really hooked....I sit glued in front of the computer all the time..lots of times to do my photo work--then of course here...As soon as I get up and become somewhat awake (not a morning person, and a grump when I wake up...remember)--I check my e-mails and what replies I've gotten from MyLot...and I'm at it until sometimes 4 in the morning...I hardly ever watch TV anymore...and have to make an "appointment" with myself to call my friends...LOL...otherwise they'd never hear from me--I just rather be in front of the computer...so do I spend a lot of time on-line...uh...definitely yes--but I don't regret it one minute
@mystery5 (351)
• India
23 May 07
I agree with you. There are too many people neglecting families to be online in a world that only virtually exists, and will disappear the moment they are in trouble. I think people need to prioritise and realise what a blunder they are making. Being online is fine, making online friends is great. But you do NOT do it at the cost of time with your family! Family should come first, and tech enjoyment next. I do know a few people who prioritise well, but then there are a lot more people who have messed up their lives but don't know it yet
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
23 May 07
Yes,the internet did have changed our lives a lot.And some people are addicted in surfing online or games.And these are really serious problems,some even led to divorces and some teengers give up their study just for playing games.The net itself has no fault.It is the people's fault who are too crazy about it. Well,everything has two sides.We can't blame the computer and we can't blame the net.We should discipline ourselves.
@Jamian (2605)
• Philippines
23 May 07
yes, internet changed a lot how the people live nowadays, life gets better with the use of internet,