Last Updated Oct 20, 2008 9:11 AM EDT
"Instead of finding more ways for us to all yap at each other, in this more sober economy we may want to emphasize other priorities. What new products and services will make for better, healthier lives and relationships? How can companies improve their performance? How can teenagers improve their math and science skills, instead of their texting skills?"
I think Davenport is wrong on this one. In fact, I'm convinced the opposite will happen.
This is just the kind of uncertain environment where people -- especially the generations younger than Tom and I -- want to stay in touch about job possibilities, exchange advice, share daily experiences. Just like after 9-11, folks want to expand connections with each other, not shrink them.
And as always, companies will be ready to serve customer needs. I for one am eager to see what innovations will come out today's headlines.
How about you? Does your Facebook status read: "Mary is permanently offline emphasizing new priorities"? Or are Web 2.0 communications services helping you keep sane in uncertain times?