“I’m not here to say that Thoughts won’t succeed, or that it shouldn’t. Every time a new app or platform is supposed to ruin society, it doesn’t; usually, when a new app is supposed to save us, it fails to do that, too.”

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“But the progression of communication platforms that make it increasingly easier to get in touch made me wonder whether it’s time to apply the brakes. As we try to mine the good feelings we get from connecting with our friends with less and less effort, at some point, perhaps we won’t be connecting with them at all—just tricking ourselves into thinking that we are.”

Today take time to read ‘Can an app make it too easy to stay in touch?’ and reflect on your use of apps for connection: Do they make it easier to stay in touch? Do they trick us into thinking we are relating to those we care about?

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