I think that the technological advancements that we have been able to take advantage of since just a couple of years ago, completely changed the way people interact between themselves every single day. I don't think that it's bad, don't get me wrong, I'm sure that as always there is more to it than meets the eye.
Let's take a quick look on Facebook and Twitter. What did we have before them? Phones? Of course, but how many contacts does a regular mobile phone user have? Research reveals that a regular Joe will have around 50 contacts in his mobile phonebook. That is of course without all the synchronised numbers from Facebook, Gmail and so on. That's actually precisely what I want to say - how many contacts would you have if they weren't synched with the cloud, social media and e-mail? I would have probably like... 30. Ok, I might get to the average 50 but I'm really not sure about that.
On the other hand the average number Facebook friends per person in US in the 2014 was 350 - make the math. Is it bad? Not necessarily, I love the fact that I can reach and get updates about people I was really close with in the past but now, our paths have went into different directions. However, it's very important to know where the border lies. Everybody should know what kind of dangers and problems a person, especially young person, can stumble upon when they are online. We should educate people how to make their social networks profiles safer.
I believe that technology gave us the best tools in the history of human development to make sure that our relations with other people stay intact even though we can't speak in person anymore. It is our choice however, how we use them.