I don’t text either. I have a land line at home and work, and if I’m anywhere else, I prefer to be unavailable. I only have one friend who likes to have a long meaningful conversation by email. I signed up for Facebook because a friend had it and we thought we’d use the live chat feature, but after the first few times, we didn’t. I ended up deleting my Facebook account because it was full of superficial interactions and no meaningful ones. If I was tempted to try and engage someone meaningfully, I’d think twice with Facebook looking over my shoulder and reporting me to Big Brother.
I just started reading Johann Hari’s new book “Lost Connections” and it’s pretty interesting. He talks about the internet and depression in it.