The effects of technology, however, are not equally distributed across couples. For younger individuals between the ages of 18 to 29, technology appears to have a more pronounced effect. Technology for young adults appears to be both a friend and foe for their relationships.
As consumers increasingly show a preference for mobile voice and broadband services, American innovators -- many based in California -- are bringing an astounding array of new products and services to market that both anticipate and respond to evolving consumer demand.
I'm not talking about smartphones -- they're really not phones, but pocket-sized personal computers with an optional voice function -- but I do wonder whether the idea of using any type of device to actually talk is likely to fade away or at least diminish?
When it comes to social media privacy, there is some good news. Americans are increasingly thinking about their own privacy and reputation management. Which, at the end of the day, is the most protective factor of all.
We're living in a transition stage -- a very exciting time in which the "me" in "media" continually and more effectively flexes its muscles. The media's resurrection depends on its understanding of that reality. Not on the shiny, new iPad.