Technology: Changing the way Families Communicate

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From AARP -

The things families talk about — and the reasons they stay in touch — probably haven’t changed much over the decades. What has evolved dramatically, however, is the way that generations stay in touch.

Technology has changed the landscape of family communication — much of it in very positive ways. I recently talked to a grandmother who told me about a birthday “visit” from her granddaughter, who is stationed in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. The two chatted via a webcam on a laptop computer. Just think how difficult it would have been 25 years ago for a soldier to wish anyone happy birthday.

Here are some of the changes I’ve noticed. Read my observations, and then add your comments in the Tell Us What You Think box below to share your ”then and now” stories.

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