Is technology taking its toll on our relationships?

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During this year’s South by Southwest Interactive conference, which is taking place this week in Austin, Texas (think geeks galore gushing about tech start-ups, social networking sites and the next Twitter), a panel of academics and social media experts took a look at what technology is doing to our personal relationships.

One of the points they raised is that we’re starting to reach a limit on how many “friendships” we can maintain. “We’re starting to max out the number of people that we can connect with,” said Matthew S. Weber, a senior researcher and doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. “Great that you have a 1,000 friends on Facebook, but you really can’t maintain those relationships and maintain those contacts.”

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