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Is Social Networking Making Us Cold?
In late 2005 and early 2006, PEW research sat down with some of the online world's biggest stars, including Esther Dyson, editor-at-large of CNET, VC/analyst Stewart Alsop, Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow, Howard Rheingold of "Smart Mobs" and more than 700 other "prominent figures in science, technology, business and politics" and their outlook on the future is grim, socially.

"I'm not sure if 'addiction' is the right word, but the shift of people's attention to online information, media, entertainment and communities will erode culture and bring into being a colder if more efficient world," wrote panelist and independent writer and consultant Nick Carr. (emphasis mine)

So, my question to you is, Do you think we'll all be colder and more business-like as the years roll on?  Or, do you think social networking is a tool that's making us more willing to reach out to others?



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