Is technology bringing us closer together?
4 September 2018
There has been an on-going debate for some time now as to whether technology helps bring us closer together or not. Writing this post seems especially topical today, with the current debate about the use of mobile phones in schools, prompted by the start of the new academic year.
Clearly it helps us stay in closer contact with family and friends who might not be located nearby and the rise of social media has seen a number of tools and apps that have encouraged more of this type of communication.
Indeed, Facebook adopted the new strapline ‘Bringing the World Closer Together’ last year. But on the opposite side of this debate, there is now a consensus that too much use of social media could in fact have the opposite of the intended effect. Recent research indicated the global average daily social media usage is 135 minutes.
So that’s well over two hours each and every day, most likely spent on our phones, which we would not have been doing 15 – 20 years ago, before these technologies existed.
Here at David Salisbury, we are fans of technology and social media provided they are used in an appropriate manner.
We love using Instagram and Pinterest, in particular, to share and refer potential customers to the very best of our photography. Our Facebook page gets a regular steam of updates with accompanying likes and comments.
One of our undoubted benefits of our investment in technology, and in particular in our 3D drawing software, has been our ability to design and install our award-winning orangeries and conservatories around the country.
Whilst we are based in Somerset and have a showroom in Chelsea, we are equally at home designing an orangery in Leicestershire or Nottinghamshire as we are a garden room in Devon or London. Our team of experienced sales designers are spread all around the country and ready to meet you at your home as part of our complimentary design service.
So whilst some parts of modern technology and social media in particular might not be to everyone’s tastes, it is always good to have healthy debate about the subject – comment below or via our Facebook page and tell us what you think.