Texting works the same way. I am able to send little messages throughout the day to let my partner know how things are going, or that I'm thinking about him, and he is able to read and respond when he has a spare minute, and so on. It allows us to stay connected when we are both caught up, doing our own thing. This is important to me because when I am in school mode and he is working, our schedules just don't mesh. And without the use of these technologies, we might go whole days without communicating on some level. Some people believe that these types of technologies are diminishing traditional social interactions. Maybe that is the case for some, but I still engage in other forms like face-to-face conversation, Skyping, or phone calls. I think I just have more options than I did before.
Do you think technology helps or hinders your connections?