Depending on your viewpoint, perpetual availability to everyone you know can be a comfort or a shackle, can intensify closeness or subvert it… Racy photos, amorous texts and nonstop Skyping may be just the thing for lovers who are separated during the giddy days of new romance. At the same time, all that virtual togetherness may overaccelerate a courtship. There is something to be said for the slow burn, for anticipation over immediacy.

good piece by peggy orenstein in the NY Times Magazine this weekend on tech and families

The Way We Live Now - The Overextended Family - NYTimes.com

(via fred-wilson)