From time to time I hear about how impersonal electronic forms of communication are and I have to disagree. I do agree that people can be very rude with cellphone in hand texting while having a converstaion with you but that is not the same thing. I also agree that some people just cannot convey what they are trying to say properly through email but that is also not the same thing. Recently I have had two friends go off the grid, for personal reasons they have just dropped out and tuned out of all forms of communication and social media. These were people that I interacted with daily through text, email, Twitter and occasionally FaceBook. Our texts were sometimes brief but I would not ever consider them impersonal and as a matter of fact their abscence has left a very large void in my life and daily routine. I miss them both and the “impersonal” communication terribly.