The former. It's funny how you bring up all those people, because the points they made demonstrated an understanding of what I was saying. They didn't even have to agree with me to demonstrate their comprehension of the main point of my original post. Agent O: "I see what you're saying Mark. The thought has crossed my mind as well." & "I just wish more people would realize the negative impacts of technology and re-evaluate their lifestyle." Raymond: "Is technology taking us down a dark path? I can't say for sure. But I do know we need to expect some growing pains. It may take a few years (decades even) for people to strike a healthy balance between everyday human contact and complete technological immersion." Dean: "It's just something I've came to expect from the internet and I take it with a pinch of salt, fortunately I still don't tend to encounter it that often in everyday life." Benjamin: [Referring to the second Agent O quote] "Yeah, that's about all I have to say. The internet is a great thing. People just need to learn not to be on it 24/7." Xero: "I don't think society is regressing at all.", "Someone earlier also mentioned we could be going through "growing pains" as a part of so much technology so fast. That makes sense. I completely agree that some people use the internet as a crutch so they don't have to interact with people in person." But then you came in defending the Internet and listing off all of the positives about it, without making any comment about how peoples' ability to communicate and be civil with each other online has regressed, which was the main point. I even talked about all the positives the Internet has brought to humanity in my initial post, which made your defensive first paragraph pretty much unnecessary. My entire problem with your post wasn't the fact you disagreed with me, it's that you insinuated I observed two examples of technology's effect on our communication skills and decided to write an entire rant about it. To me, that's you being patronizing and suggesting I haphazardly threw together a few paragraphs, without much forethought, because I linked two anecdotes together. It's insulting, and that's why I asked you give me a little more credit than that. I spoke to the fact that this topic was something I had taken notice of in recent years. The personal experiences were included to support my argument, not the other way around. It's an expression. Jesus. How technical are you willing to get? You got the gist of what I was saying, didn't you? P.S: it's "wrote". Nitpick. Sorry. No, you highlighted examples to explain how YOU were led to misconstrue my original points. I'm honestly tired of continuing a conversation that is getting further and further away from the topic. If you wish to continue explaining yourself and picking apart my words for reinterpretation, I encourage you to do so via private message. Thanks.