I’m speaking at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive conference and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I’m on the panel titled “Is technology weakening interpersonal relationships?” (scheduled for Friday, 3/12, at 3:30 p.m.).
In this panel, I’ll be discussing the impact of technology on relationships, particularly as it relates to work. I’ll be drawing on various studies I’ve conducted and examined in the ten years I’ve been studying communication technologies. In particular, I want to share lots of statistics, findings, and anecdotes with the audience about the ways technology use affects relationships.
So, this is where you come in. Do you have any interesting stories you’d like to share? I’m looking for real, personal examples of technology’s impact on your life and your relationships. Stories can be about any kind of communication or information technology – mobile phones, computers, TV, specific websites or services, etc… And the tech can affect your life in any way, positive or negative, short-term or long-term. I’m looking for all kinds of anecdotes that answer the question:
How has technology impacted your personal relationships?
You can leave your stories as a comment here or email me at jdeeringdavis at gmail dot com. Feel free to leave your contact info if you want me to mention you by name, or leave an anonymous comment if you’d prefer to remain unknown (or email me and I’ll keep it confidential). I’ll be posting my final SXSW presentation after the conference, and will link back to you and your story if you’d like. Just let me know what you’d prefer. Thank you for your help!