If like me you spend a sizeable portion of your day 'online', then your catching up with friends is probably restricted to commenting on their on Facebook status updates or an occasional chat on Gtalk or Y! Messenger. The result may be a feeling that your life on screen has left you with plenty of acquaintances but no real friends.
If the thought has crossed your mind, then you are not alone. A pastor in Houston, Texas who confesses to being a technology addict, has been encouraging people to take a 24-hour break from Facebook, Twitter, Email and texting to focus on relationships that matter most.
The movement has caught on and today (26th August) has been branded as the 'National Facebook Fast' in the US.
Do you think you would benefit from an occasional 'technology fast'? Would it spur you on to go out and personally reconnect with family and friends?