This was so well said I had to reblog. There is nothing that can replace face-to-face but a phone call (or handwritten letter for that matter) are the true “social media.”
I committed a revolutionary act last night. It was my aunt’s birthday, so I picked up the phone and called her.
I didn’t text her first to see if she was available or not, I just called. And on a landline too. She was home, she wasn’t busy, so she answered, and was utterly delighted to hear from me. And given that she’s one of the warmest, sweetest people I know, I was delighted to hear her voice too.
It doesn’t sound like a revolutionary act, does it? And yet, talk to the digitally savvy about Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that WhatsApp will soon carry voice calls as an option and they throw up their hands in dismay. “Does anyone even talk on the phone anymore?” they lament.
That saddens me. The irony in a world that is increasingly dominated by so-called social media, is that we are becoming less and…
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