While social media and smartphones can make our lives more convenient, they can also make create problems for our personal relationships. Psychiatrist Edward Hallowell says he sees often couples whose problems stem from their attachment to technology. But others say technology has brought them closer together.
In a world of increased virtual connections, are we missing something? Weekend Edition Sunday is exploring a few of the places where technology can actually drive us apart and make real intimacy tough: in our romantic relationships, with our kids, even in the workplace.
Twitter's Vine video app is just 2 weeks old, but it's already been updated to add a 17+ rating. However, any user can just click "OK" to get around the age limit. Internet safety advocates say social media sites aren't doing enough to protect younger users from inappropriate material.
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