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    Are humans developing tele-relationships these days?

    Technology gifted the human telephone, telegraph/telegram, teleprinter, television, telecommunication, and telemarketing etc. which enabled interaction between individuals located at remote places.
    However, at the same time, it has restricted personal interactions between the humans.
    Nowadays, video chat is also much in use but even that cannot replace the personal interactions.
    Sometimes, it appears that new type of relationships is developing these days. We are connecting more to the characters of television serials than to our real relatives.
    We are gradually drifting away from our real world relatives and friends.
    How do you feel about such developments which are taking place these days?
  • #573489
    Well, instead of friends or penfriends, a new term - Telefriend- should be used for such friends.

  • #573511
    Yes I am fully agreeing with the author. Gone are the days when there used to be personal visits to our near and dear ones at least on Sundays and holidays. But now people are totally forgetting about those courtesy visits and they are seen only at functions and gatherings. Some people are now sending the invitation of their functions through whatsapp and inviting the entire family in the group. By doing so the message is reaching every one and the matter is noted. But what about the personal relations they had in past ?. The elders of those era wont agree to this remote relations and they wont abide too. They would skip such invitation as they were not respected.
    K Mohan
    I consider myself as the learner everyday

  • #573538
    Gypsy - Good idea, there can be telefriends, but what about family members and relatives.
    Can there be a tele-mama or a tele-chacha.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #573547
    Now a days, due to the social networking sites like facebook, twitter etc., people are making friends with people they don't even know. The extensive usage of phones etc,, led to the decrease of personal meetings. These days, people are inviting their relatives, friends, colleagues to marriage functions etc,. via phone only. Phones are advantageous due to the instant connection they provide but they influenced human relationships for sure. As mentioned in the response #573489, it is better to introduce the word 'Telefriend' in English.

    Let us continue learning.


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