Has the Internet aided your interactions with other people?
I'm just curious to see what others' opinions on how social media mediates communication, in whatever form. Has it helped you establish and/or maintain connections, or have they not been as fruitful as face-to-face interactions? From my personal experience, it has been useful in maintaining acquaintances, and my brother was actually able to sustain and grow an intimate relationship through Skype. What experiences have you had with social media as the mediator of conversation; have they been beneficial? What improvements to current technology would make it more open to beneficial, substantive conversation?