I don't think it is a romantic fallacy. I'm far from a luddite, but I think in many ways technology does more to keep us apart than it does to bring us together.
One of the easiest first steps is to turn off the tv. Let's face it, there really isn't much of anything worth watching on tv these days and whether people like to think they can be influenced or not, all that advertising only leads to personal dissatisfaction and increased consumerism. If there are a couple of shows you really, really enjoy and don't think you can give up yet, use a DVR to record them or watch them on Hulu or Netflix. That way you are in control of when you watch them instead of having that decided by a network programming exec.
Another idea is to designate a certain block of time each day to be free of all electronic media. Turn off the tv, the computer, the phones, the radio, the ipod, all of it. Spend that time reading, talking face-to-face to your family/friends, enjoying nature, meditating, exploring a hobby...whatever you like.
And, most importantly, turn off all electronic media and phones when you are eating and/or spending time with family/friends. Never give precedence to electronic media--even phones--over the people right in front of you. (I understand there are people in certain situations that can't turn their phones off for emergency or work reasons, but even those people aren't required to answer every single text, email or phone call immediately.)
Technology isn't bad. I love my smart phone, my computer, my Kindle. (I couldn't actually care less about tv.) But these are tools we have to learn to manage or we risk letting them take over our lives. If we are constantly stimulated by electronic images and sounds we can suffer mental health consequences. Use them wisely and judiciously.