BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick told graduating Boston University students to not put too much stock in electronic gadgets that he said have their limits.
Patrick, who received an honorary doctor of laws degree on Sunday, said texting and constant attention to hand-held devices take away from one-to-one communication.
He said he fears that the demand for information is crowding out intimacy.
The governor said social media is a force in casual communication, business marketing and celebrity and has transformed politics. But he questioned if it helps people to connect as human beings.
Patrick says social media helped start a revolution. But he asked if it can bring peace.
The governor said comforting survivors and others after the Boston marathon bombings last year demanded an intimacy that could not be accomplished by tweeting or texting.