My brother lives in California. I live in Colorado. Without technology I would talk to him probably around once per year. With technology, I can talk to him multiple times in a day. I can also talk to my parents who live across town without having to travel. It has never been easier in the history of mankind to keep in touch with those you love.
Technology has made it easier for society to connect no matter where they are, or what they are doing. I believe if anything this has made things feel more personal because you can connect with a friend, or relative from across the world. It has made it possible to constantly tell others how you are doing and about your day.