Amazon just spent nearly $1 billion to buy Twitch.tv, the world's most popular game streaming platform. Every day, millions of users tune in to Twitch to watch competitive online games (also known as eSports) played by professional gamers for prize money, sometimes totaling millions of dollars.
These gamers aren't alone. The average American adult spends a whopping 11 hours a day with electronic media, according to a recent Nielsen study. But as we spend more time connecting online and less in person, the question remains: What, if anything, are we losing? Is all this emailing, chatting, texting, gaming, browsing and sharing harming our actual social connections?