It is so easy nowadays to lose that human contact with people. Such as someone being unwell they can just post something on facebook and most of them think of that as the norm now. Which is sad really, when human contact is what really matters.
Also people are so caught up in their own lives they barely have time for others. I make sure who ever needs my time gets it.
To my eyes, the use of Facebook etc isn't necessarily the problem. It's not always practical to talk or meet and I accept that. What galls me is how many people cannot personalise their contact or put some thought to it. And maybe I am just cynical but I can't help but think that some of the people who posted on my friend's FB wall in her situation just want to be seen by others as caring.
And how busy people are sometimes is just a reflection of their willingness to invest time in things like organising and planning their week. Even when I was working 70+ hour weeks I still found time to care about close friends and family. You obviously can't do as much but I just don't get people who claim to really care about somebody and don't even send something as short as a text to ask about them for months on end.