Monday, October 20, 2008

US nuclear family also technology family (AFP) by AFP: Yahoo! Tech

See the full article for more details; also see “The Internet is No 21st-century Boob Tube” for another take on the results of the same survey

"Some analysts have worried that new technologies hurt family togetherness, but we see that technology allows for new kinds of connectedness built around cell phones and the Internet," said Tracy Kennedy of the University of Toronto, one of the authors of the [Pew] "Networked Families" report.

"Family members touch base with each other frequently with their cell phones, and they use those phones to coordinate family life on the fly during their busy lives," she said.

US nuclear family also technology family (AFP) by AFP: Yahoo! Tech

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