Is social media killing human communication?
Eye contact has been limited to four-play, crossing the street has turned into a multi-task, acronyms have evolved from being abbreviations of words into being words themselves, and we now show our emotions through smiley faced icons in a virtual world. Are we turning into robots?
In a way yes social media has made it so that instead of actually getting up and going to hang out with your friends or family, you just post on their wall with a smiley face and that should be that. Hence why I think suicide rates have spiked because people are desperately lonely and feeling isolated. I actually wrote a hub on how Facebook can make you depressed: http://hubpages.com/t/2570fc
Nice answer NYC, I have a hub coming up about this too. I actually wrote a paper about this for my Comp & Lit Class and got an A on the first draft.
Evolution is taking place in human communication. I do have very good online friends, but have never met.
This is sad in many ways that people prefer computers over people. However it is good in that messages can be sent to many people at once.
I used to use a mail merge program to add in "what's happening here" and What has happened there. Then print out 50 copies, emptying my ink cartridge!
Abbreviations have often been common, even hundreds of years ago. Sadly, they mean different things to different people.
by Michelle Liew2 years ago
What, to you, are the advantages and disadvantages of social media?
by Katerra5 years ago
Do you think social media will replace email marketing?Ben & Jerry's just replaced their 1.5 million email marketing program with social media outreach.
by celebritie5 years ago
Do you think social media is creating a dumb society?regarding lack of readers
by Laustk5 years ago
In my book HubPages needs a total makeover! First of all they need to get rid of their useless staff, who let's personal extreme orthodox and conservative ideologies rule their worktime and harrassing of their users....
by Money Fairy4 years ago
Has technology helped or hindered human communication?With all these gadgets out there : twitter,tweats, cell phones etc...does anyone ever just talk face to face anymore or has it all gone electronic? What do you think?
by Person of Interest5 years ago
Well, folks. Between Twitter and Pinterest, I did 50+ posts today; both my hubs and a whole bunch of other Hubber's hubs. We will see what the results are... Hope springs eternal...
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