Since this generation of teenagers has more homework and activities than any before it, much of their social life is online.A recent survey found that only 25% of teenagers spend face-to-face time outside of school with their friends every day. More than 80% of teens in the survey say social media makes them feel more connected to their friends’ lives, and 70% feel more in tune with their friends’ feelings.Some of the positive ways technology is bolstering relationships include: It leads to more offline interaction.
“In fact, we have found that users of digital technology are also the heaviest users of public spaces, such as cafes, restaurants, and religious centers.” Those relationships are closer.
Hampton found that users of Facebook had 9% more people they can confide in and discuss important topics with when compared with other Internet users.
“We’ve always had people cheating on each other and kids have always bullied each other.
The phrase “locum tenens” is Latin and translates to “placeholder.” It can refer to anyone who temporarily fulfills the duties of another person.
“Boomers and Gen-Xers may look at young people staring at their devices and think they’re being antisocial, but who is to say we’re right and they’re wrong?
They’re just socializing differently,” says Robert Weiss, a counselor in Los Angeles and co-author of Weiss says that while new realities such as Facebook and Face Time are changing the way people interact, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
In the pre-digital days, Hampton explains, if you moved out of town for a new job or switched schools, it was a real challenge to stay in touch, no matter how close you were. But with social media, we get many more daily peeks into what everyone is doing and thinking.
“Little pieces of information about your life, such as where you ate dinner, who you were with, and your political leanings, are visible in ways they were not before,” Hampton says.
Manning turned to a locum tenens firm for help, and the company seemed to find a perfect fit.
They found a physician who wanted to commit to a one-year stint.
Hospitalists accounted for 17% of locum tenens revenue generated in the first half of 2011, the report states.