That honestly is the best way I can put it; in the 21st century and the new wave of media- we forgot how to communicate. We have all noticed someone we know putting more on a social networking than necessary. People honestly tell whole stories on there; post pictures of things or events they shouldn’t and frankly its annoying. The reason why it is so annoying because honestly no one else’s business and they expect you to keep up with their business via social media and not real communication.
With these new fangled ways to communicate people would rather approach you via social media and use that as their main form of communication. The weird thing is that people actually feel that it is easier to date this way. People are actually scared of face to face interaction for fear of judgement. What happened to those days where people actually asked for your phone number, called you and you guys met up for conversation.
The amount of miscommunication that ensues when typing or texting a message to your friends
1. The tone can be misunderstood
2. You spell many things wrong
3. Autocorrect can be the devil
4. You send it to the wrong person
5. They do not respond.
It is so many things that can potentially through you off when communicating via social media; I mean who is to even say that they person is who they say they are? Have you ever seen catfish? There is a whole show dedicated to people hiding their identities behind social media so what makes you think its ok to communicate that way?
The way we communicate changes the world daily; things spread virally way before a face to conversation and does that not scare you a little bit?
I am terrified of not communicating effectively and honestly! And maybe it is because I love to talk on the phone! I also get off on stimulating conversation! What happens when we no longer feel the need to talk to someone? My fear is that it will get to the point that people will stay home all day and never speak to anyone. We already are the point where we hang out with and are constantly on the phone when we hang out with our close friends.
This is sad and this should scare you. People do not even realize that social media is making us anti social. The weird thing is I think that we want it that way. Do this for me; walk into a Starbucks, Nordstrom or a public social setting and count how many people you see on their phone. Are you on your phone?
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