Friday, March 22, 2019

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Feel Less Connected with Their Closest Friends and Family

According to a survey conducted by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Western Digital, more than half of Americans (54 percent) feel less of a deep connection with their inner circle than they did five years ago, specifically because they don't find meaningful ways to stay in touch. At the same time, 85 percent of respondents who share photos with their inner circles cite "strengthening personal relationships with friends and family" as one of their major drivers. This data suggests that privately sharing photos and videos with friends and family may help to deepen the connections that many people believe have weakened over the years, despite the proliferation of social media and smartphones. ibi™, the new smart photo manager, lets people collect, organize and privately share photos and videos with the people who matter most to them.