Recently while aimlessly watching Food Network, which sadly comsumes a large part of my life, I came accross a very interesting commercial…
Hope you thought it was as peculiar as I did that this was a commercial for Dentyne gum, but thats besides the point. Its pretty cool huh? So this led me to start thinking about social responsibility and if we were more responsible for our interactions in social settings before all the technology (computers, cell phones, etc.) or more responsible after when so many outlets are available to us?
Take for example the movie trailer for He’s Just Not That Into You
where Drew Barrymore is excited that a guy myspaced her, to which her male colleague then responds that “myspace is the new booty call” . After seeing this and thinking that its probably true (good thing I don’t have myspace :)), I came to the conclusion that we are held accountable for every move and decision when it comes to social media now adays. Before, if he didn’t call, he didn’t call, end of story. But now, he could text you, myspace you, facebook you, etc. How available we have become!
So what do you think? Think we were more responsible for our interactions when all we had was a home phone to call and plan a soiree with a few friends? Or are we more responsible now when one can invite you through a facebook event or text you to remind you and make last minte plans?