Does our need to stay connected actually separate us from the world?

Is it possible that the internet is robbing us of our life experiences?  I can think of several times when my own experiences of family time that were altered by my need to ‘stay connected’ to work and social activities through email and Facebook and the like. In my case, Facebook — ironically, the tool to keep people connected — caused me to socially detach from the people closest to me because I was too  …>> more