The actual number of social interactions I have with friends hasn’t been impacted by the Internet. But I do worry that the quality of those interactions has taken a hit because everyone in the room is not only connected to each other, but also to everything else in the world.
I’ve been without a connected mobile device this week in London. I considered getting a temporary phone with international data (T-Mobile has international BlackBerry data for $20/month), but decided against it. It’s been weird.