Are our face to face social skills being crippled by social media?

    Having written my first book in a series, I decided that I wanted to immerse myself once again into this topic of socialising. I meet people on a regular basis who are very different when socialising online and face to face. So what is it that creates this gap in the ability to socialise within the two contexts? I think it’s a combination of many factors, and I have collated research data to back up my opinions and...

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Reliance and Possessiveness…

  …is not friendship.   So I woke up this morning to a text that was sent at a time I was in sweet slumber. A text from someone I met some years ago online but at this stage was still a short step on from being an acquaintance (note the past tense).   This text was basically accusing me of avoidance and not inviting him to a Christmas party or more precisely…seeing other friends over him during the Christmas...

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The Piano That Really Struck Accord

“Ohh Really?, oh dear, no that’s not good but perhaps there’s a reason, I’ll go and have a chat with them” I heard myself trying to be empathetic with my neighbour’s woeful tale…a part of me, well actually, a great deal of me was completely distracted. A piano outside one of the houses…the new neighbours who had just moved in a couple of days ago clearly didn’t want it anymore; perhaps they didn’t have space for it? I guess they...

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