Happen Magazine: How to Be More Social Throughout Your Day

Published: April 11, 2012 | Last Updated: April 11, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Laura Schaefer, April 11, 2012


…There’s nothing that says all your socializing has to be done face-to-face these days. Computers and phones are valuable tools for reaching out to friends… just don’t hide behind them all the time. Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with your Best Friend, says: "Technology is a tool, and whether it’s a help or hindrance depends on who is using the tool and how. Some people hide behind computer screens because they are trying to avoid real interactions. A recent Pew Research Center study found that 13 percent of cell owners pretend to be using their phone to avoid interacting with the people around them. On the other hand, the Internet has made it possible to find lost friends and to communicate with friends in different time zones thousands of miles away." Technology can also be used to cement new relationships…


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