Psychologist Sherry Turkle spoke at a TED conference about the dangers of digital communication. She described how Americans are caught up in the world of social media and text. By those methods of communication, people are able to filter their communication until it come out just right. It's untruthful and also directed more perhaps toward imaginary audiences.
Turkle suggests a grass roots communication campaign in which we all learn to have real conversations with one another and I couldn't agree with her more. She says that people are often lonely but afraid of intimacy and that technology is offering, "the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship." This is a profound statement and on that I think is true. I'm behind Turkle.