Like any addiction, the real cost, for those of us who are truly addicted, is to the number and quality of our relationships with others.
This can be an issue when the idea of drafting a formal letter or expressing yourself vocally is necessary.
Still, receiving quick, short messages can be helpful when you need a minimal amount of information.
The Internet has changed the style, speed and quality of interpersonal communication.
In one sense, the planet has never been more interconnected.