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Is the internet becoming Too Much?

30 Dec

My dad is a pretty smart guy. He is a self educated Web site designer, in his SPARE time. He works full time at General Motors as an engineer and he runs his own disc golf Web site for a club he is a representative for, The Motor City Chain Gang.


My dad and I often use each other when it comes to computer programs. He helps me with PRSSA because I am the Webmaster and I help him with new CSS things he is not as familiar with for his site. Being the little PR young professional that I am, I mentioned to him that I felt he should join Twitter to help get word out about MCCG. This lead to a discussion about how the internet is just too much.


My dad thinks that the world is becoming too wrapped up in visiting Web sites to keep in touch rather than actually maintaining face-to-face time. This coming from a man who never leaves his laptop’s side. He’s on Facebook, he has his own forum on his site, and he is getting his graduates degree online. He is by no means, unfamiliar with the computer or the internet. Then why would he refuse to join into the social network online?


Are we becoming too dependent on the internet? Or are we finding that some circles of people are just better suited for the online world?


The Motor City Chain Gang is not desperately in need of reaching out to their audience. It’s a very close knit group of people who are dedicated to disc golfing and generally share things via word of mouth. I suppose I am just going to have to conclude that some groups of people, while they could benefit from reaching out through social media, just don’t need to.


While social media is becoming almost essential in my field, it’s still up for debate in other areas. I think I’ll keep tweeting and blogging just the same… and of course, bugging my dad to join in.