'This stuff has such power to bring us together or force us apart'

Exploring the subtler, less obvious impact of tech on families.

"Sharing" is a word we use a lot in the digital age -- sharing videos and links. The sharing economy. Over-sharing.

But there can be a distance between people, even while all this sharing is going on. That's because so much of what we consume -and share- through our digital tech is individualized and personalized.

What effect does that have on our closest relationships and our families? Nancy Payne is a freelance writer, editor and communication consultant who lives near Lindsay, Ontario with her husband and two teenage boys.

Listen to her Spark documentary below.