A burgeoning collection of communication technologies is often blamed for decreased empathy and attention spans. What if the problem lies not with the technology, but with the attitude of the user?
Smartphones and other communication technologies connect us to each other in very real ways, despite our tendency to see online life as separate from "real life."
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Jon Mitchell considers the effects technology has on our behavior, relationships and well-being in "In Real Life," and offers tools and suggestions for how we can develop a more thoughtful relationship with each other through communication technologies.