Your point about recounting Facebook updates, Twitter posts etc when catching up with someone over a coffee got me wondering – might that make it harder to catch up properly with people we don’t have a social networking relationship with too? Eventually, since these friends aren’t being kept up to date with the minutiae of our daily life through networks, we’ll eventually conclude that for person X who we love dearly but doesn’t do Facebook or Twitter, is just too much like hard work to get back in touch with?

It worries me, slightly. Not as much as the length of that sentence, admittedly, but still, a bit.