As part of our episode Screen Time - Part II, we asked listeners to send us stories of a time when their digital lives affected their real ones. Here are some of our favorites.
GUY RAZ, HOST:
By the way, last week we asked for audio messages of your screen stories, about a time when your digital life bumped up against your real one. Here's some of what you said.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: I got text - pick up my phone and started texting back without ever waking up.
UNIDENTIFIED UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: One of the ladies in admin, like, cornered me while I'm working in the office and she's like, hey I saw that blog post that you wrote about us. I was like, what?
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: I spent a weekend with a girl translating our conversation through my phone.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #2: I snapchatted myself en route to dinner, and it was obvious that I lied to my other friends.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #3: It is ridiculous how much I hate this persona of this person online.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #3: And I said, sir, when the machines rise up, you will be the first one to walk willingly into their claws because a computer told you to go left and so you did.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #4: I was totally embarrassed. I couldn't believe that I had sent her this text. This is so unlike me to do this, and now I am about to marry her next year.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #4: The same is true for friends at work. I've got a good friend who - she met her husband on eHarmony, and it occurred to me that playground after playground must be populated by e-babies. The Internet seems to literally be making us. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.