We use social media sites for personal related things and business related things. But what happens when we become lost in our social networks and become out of touch with our personal relationships?
24 percent of people say that they have missed out on important moments in person because they were trying to share those special moments on their social network. One big mistake is that it’s easy to confuse digital intimacy for true intimacy. We can become so seduced by the ease of connecting with others online that we begin to think that these relationships are more intense, more committed and more complete than they really are. We run the risk of alienating the people who populate our daily lives in pursuit of intimacy with our online friends. We each have only so much intimacy to go around, and we need to make sure we’re investing it for our own maximal benefit.