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11th-Mar-2015 08:32 pm
Bones
Poll #2003196 A Part Of

Which of the following are you a part of? (Select all that apply)

a sports team
2(3.0%)
a book club
4(6.0%)
a yoga group
1(1.5%)
a political party (that you have a membership in)
6(9.0%)
a gym (that you have a membership in)
3(4.5%)
a craft group of some sort
1(1.5%)
a fanfic community of some kind
7(10.4%)
a group of friends who meet regularly for a meal together
3(4.5%)
a 12 step program
1(1.5%)
a service club
1(1.5%)
a group of people who are survivors of something
2(3.0%)
a group of friends who meet regularly to see a movie
0(0.0%)
I have a coffee house that I frequent regularly
1(1.5%)
I have a bar or pub that I frequent regularly
4(6.0%)
a volunteer organization
4(6.0%)
an investment club
0(0.0%)
a class (as in education) of some sort
4(6.0%)
a musical group of some sort
0(0.0%)
a choir
1(1.5%)
a theater company or other group that acts, dances or performs
1(1.5%)
a youth organization of some sort
0(0.0%)
a seniors organization of some sort
0(0.0%)
a professional organization of some sort
3(4.5%)
a union
1(1.5%)
a therapy group
2(3.0%)
some sort of group about my child or children
1(1.5%)
a PTA or other parents group
1(1.5%)
a church
5(7.5%)
some other sort of group not included in this list
5(7.5%)
none of the above
3(4.5%)

5 years ago (compared to now) were you a part or more or fewer organizations, clubs or groups than you are involved in today?

More
8(30.8%)
Fewer
6(23.1%)
About the same
12(46.2%)
I'm not sure
0(0.0%)

Do you think people are more isolated today than they were five years ago?

Yes
9(34.6%)
No, they're about the same as they were
9(34.6%)
No, they're less isolated than they were
0(0.0%)
I'm not sure
8(30.8%)

Has the internet made people more social or less social?

Much more social
0(0.0%)
A little more social
6(25.0%)
About the same
3(12.5%)
A little less social
2(8.3%)
Much less social
5(20.8%)
I can't really say
8(33.3%)


redhat
Comments 
12th-Mar-2015 03:41 am (UTC)
Funny thing is that I don't generally drink often (or at all outside of my own home). We go to that pub for the wing night a few times a month :)
12th-Mar-2015 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm so alone...




Edited at 2015-03-12 03:54 am (UTC)
12th-Mar-2015 11:58 am (UTC)
i've become less involved - partly age - partly other reasons
i am currently President of the Board of a non-profit arts organization

Five years ago I was founder and President of a non-profit for historical preservation ( i was forced out in a coup by people who took over the organization and wanted its resources for their own purposes - that's not hard when four people on the Board confront three in the opposite camp and two other people won't involve themselves)
I was running five programs/events of another organization and was President of that arts non-profit.
Oh yeah, i was involved - plus i was an active member of an on line site that had a chatroom and comment posting site

The internet has changed the way people interact. There is much less face to face interaction.
Even in my non-profit. We no longer have monthly Board meetings. We have two required real time Board meetings a year. All other business is done via email. There are no longer regular committee meetings. We have working project meetings when necessary.

Friendships seem to be conducted via email - twitter - texting. This has opened a wider world of people to know. However, having been part of various groups that got together regularly for various purposes i miss the interaction. I miss the business done over coffee cups with papers all over the table in the back of a friendly restaurant. I miss the "day out" with friends. I miss the late night into the wee hours talks.


PS - no way in hell would i wear a red hat - or a purple outfit!!!

Edited at 2015-03-12 02:08 pm (UTC)
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