If somehow you haven't seen it :
"As Hurricane Irene prepares to batter the East Coast, disaster officials warn that Internet outages could force people to interact with one another for the first time in years. Residents are bracing themselves for the horror of awkward silences and unwanted eye contact.
FEMA advises: “Be prepared. Write down possible topics to talk about in advance. Sports, movies, current events. Remember, a conversation is basically a series of Facebook updates strung together.”"