I’ve seen quite a lot of discussion taking place around the internet these days about online communication.
Is blogging good or bad?
Is Facebook good or bad?
Is Twitter good or bad?
It all makes me wonder if people had similar conversations years ago … Is the printing press good or bad? What about the telephone? What about radio?
I think in a slower paced world, it was probably easier to see that these new means of communication were neither good nor bad, but merely tools to be used as humans saw fit — for good or for bad. For entertainment or education.
While today’s new tools might be coming exponentially faster and more furiously than the new tools of a generation ago, that doesn’t make them inherently bad for people to use. They are flawed means of communication, as every means of communication is. But they have tremendous power to bring people together too.
For a really great perspective on the ways in which family relationships can be enhanced by making use of modern communication, please do go read Cay Gibson’s thoughtful post on the subject.
What a great mom! Her kids are blessed indeed!