There was some talk during the Enterprise 2.0 Conference last week that Social Networking was having a negative impact on our relationships. This idea was put forward by Alcatel-Lucent’s Kathleen Culver during her session (#e2onf-25), but not everyone bought into the concept.
I for one agree with the observation. What I feel we are seeing is the flattening of our overall relationship depth. To explain this, let me talk about the positive impact upon relationships first.