Check out this article, which will be aired on ABCNEWS tonight. As most of you know, many students and young people are moving their conversations, relationships, and overall communication to social networks, chatrooms, and instant messenger. I have to admit that I have jumped on the bandwagon and I’m quite pleased with the ease and accessibility it offers. It makes everything easier and faster. Yet…there is one drawback…and I see it in my students. They take their bullying to the internet and their ability to interact in person declines, because they don’t do it enough. Students HAVE to go to school and interact, so the affect isn’t as extreme as those adults who can do everything from home. This article explains that companies are saving enormous amounts of money by ridding themselves of buildings and allowing their employees to get their work done through teleconference calls and the internet. Please don’t misunderstand me…I’m not saying we should destroy the internet and forget about these new tools. I am merely throwing out the thought that we can’t forget about how God made us: to be relational beings and to develop the connections between others. Will this new way of getting work done negatively affect our relationships or will it allow us to be on mini-vacations from mon-thurs at home while having a conference call on Friday morning? I’m excited to see where it goes and how our world accepts these changes…I’m ready!