Since we’ve all lived in the age of technology for years now, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the use of technology has made communication much easier. But even with this knowledge, it can still be sad or scary if you learn that you’re going to be separated from your family for an extended period of time. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can still be in each other’s lives now, thanks to all types of technology that’s readily available now. So to help the distance not feel quite so pronounced, whether your sister’s moving to a new country for the summer or your kids will now be living in another state, here are three ways you can use technology to make it easier to keep in contact with your loved ones living far away.
Speak Face-To-Face Without Being Face-To-Face
People have been able to speak to their loved ones from long distances for years and years. According to Allison Goldberg, a contributor to the Huffington Post, you can now communicate with people over email, text, instant chat, and more. But with the ubiquity of the Internet and apps that enable video chatting, it’s now easier than ever to speak face-to-face with someone without actually being face-to-face. This can be especially helpful for kids who might live far away from their parents or grandparents, as you can allow both parties to see each other and speak together even from thousands of miles apart.
Sharing Photographs and Experiences
Because so many people now have smartphones, it’s so easy to take pictures or videos of things you’re experiencing and share them with your loved ones. Not only can you email or text photos or videos to each other, but you can also upload your photos or and videos to social media website or through apps that make sharing content and interacting with each other so simple. According to James McArthur, a contributor to Engadget.com, sharing these photographs, videos, and experiences with your loved ones can make it feel like you’re still actively in each other’s lives.
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Give Gifts With Ease
Even just a few years ago, it could take days or weeks to get a gift or present to a loved one living in another city or country. But with businesses like Amazon, you can now ship items to people all over the world and have that package arrive in just a few short days. So rather than having to pick something out in your town, package and ship it yourself, you can now simply click a few buttons online and having the perfect gift arrive right at their doorstep, showing them that your love has no bounds. In fact, Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, a contributor to CNET.com, shares that you can even send items to multiple addresses in the same order, making shipping even easier.
If you have a loved one that you’re not living close to at this time, consider how the use of technology can help ensure that your relationship doesn’t skip a beat.