So internet Dependent

United States
September 5, 2012 8:35am CST
I was teaching my great Aunt how to use her computer. She is about 80 Years old. She didn't really get the idea of facebook or twitter or actually seeing her kids and grandkids and other realtives being able to talk to her on skype. I decided to explain it. She then said to me with all this stuff how do you leave the house. I laughed about it. She just thought that every time we create some type of mew technology we leave something out of face to face interaction. She is so sweet but as she put it " We are so dependent on internet".
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5 responses
@wittynet (4284)
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
You're aunt is reminding me of my mother. She's already 61 years old. I taught her how to use cellphone. It took more than a month before she familiarized herself with the few steps on how to make a call, to compose a text message and to send it.
• United States
5 Sep 12
Yeah, I encounter that in my work now with customer service in electronics. they seem to always think it is some type of toy or trick. I love my aunt..
@marguicha (188417)
• Chile
5 Sep 12
Even though I´m very internet dependent, I have a lot of problems due to my age. My eyes are not what they were, buttons seem to get smaller every day and models and programs change each day. When I bought a cell phone (mainly to get a taxi from the bus stop) I was taught the first steps by a 5 year old grandson.
• China
6 Sep 12
The technolgy is developing so rapidly,old people just cannot keep up with it.I think it's better for old people to spend more time with young who are open-minded and have little difficulty in familiarize theirselves with new technology.
• India
14 Sep 12
dlataya: i think your grandmother is right. as with internet our life is limited to home only. we prefer to talk friends on skype , buy products online . moreover , now we started learning online .
• India
14 Sep 12
sorry, that was your great aunt.
@marguicha (188417)
• Chile
5 Sep 12
It seems that internet has changed the way people relate to each other. I still prefer to see the eyes of the person I´m talking with and remember my chilhood years with lots of games with friends. My grandchildren start with the computer as their main and only friend and they are like that for many years. I feel the young generation is losing the ability of being together and relate to real people.
• China
6 Sep 12
Indulging into the virtual world created by internet is not a good thing.You are right.
@peavey (16966)
• United States
5 Sep 12
She's right, you know. With every step in electronic communication, we lose more of the ability to interact in "real life." Observe how many people are glued to their cellphones as they walk through stores or down the street. They never see the people around them. They wouldn't know if someone was on fire or in an accident unless the sound was loud enough to startle them out of their electronic stupor. I'm old but I've been online for almost 20 years now and I know first hand what it can do to personal relationships.
• China
6 Sep 12
Yes,to some extent,internet made us aloof from each other.This is the sad negative effect brought by high-tech.We should try to communicate face to face with our families.friends,collegues more.
@nadi333 (101)
• India
6 Sep 12
Hi Yes I completely agree with you that today we all are very much dependent on internet.The main reason behind this is its a technology which help us out from each and every aspect. Its something whose qualities and facilities cannot be expressed in one word. Its nice to know that you explained your old aunt how to use net. Its really wonderful thing keep doing in future too. Have a nice day !