Digital Dharma

The Middle Path, One Day At A Time


Discussion Topic: Social Networking

by Bill

I’ve recently reduced my presence on social sites to nearly zero, using them now only to keep track of the doings of younger family members.

The people I know who seem happiest and most serene seem also to be those who are not into the twitter and poke scene. Those who are, on the other hand, seem harried and always distracted from mindfulness by the cell, Blackberry or smart phone. In addition to what this takes away from face to face intimacy (and good manners), how in the world do they have time to find out who they are?

What’s your take on this? How does the social networking scene add to or detract from spiritual development in your opinion — and experience?