Welcome to the first ever Shiny Live discussion! We’re hoping to get to know you all a little better by regularly running these live chats with you, our faithful readers, on all that is exciting and new in the world of tech.

We’ll try to run them at a sensible time so that you can get involved without getting in trouble with your boss/spouse, and you’re all welcome to contribute! As a new feature we might initially have some teething problems, but stick with us, as we’re sure it’s going to be a very exciting new feature for both you and the Shiny Team.

So today’s question, kicking off at midday is: Does social networking make you less human?

Gerald Lynch