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Technology Improves Connections between Grandparents and ...

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In the latest analysis of experiences from the educational workshops, researchers have found that using the technology also helps open new communication doors with grandparents of the students. The shared positive ...

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Social Media has been one of the fastest growing aspects of the Internet. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other such means of communication are being used by millions all around the world each and every day. With the emergence of these websites, people now have easier means of communication through the use of a single website. Thus, through this ease, people are resorting to using the Internet and other such means of social media to communicate at an unprecedented amount. This is especially true for teenagers today, the people we call digital natives. Rather than speaking with someone face-to-face, picking up a telephone, or writing a letter, teens use the Internet for communication. This is where I raise my question. How has the lack of face-to-face communication on social network sites affected how teenagers personally communicate?


It has come to scientists’ and psychologists’ attention that by using the social media more than face-to-face communication, there could be possible fallouts for how a teenager will act in the future. Through my research, I have found that most researchers are quite inconclusive at the time. Results are either extremely negative or profoundly positive for a teenager’s demeanor in life. On a positive note, some studies have found that through social media, teenagers are bettering the way they communicate outside of social media. When they come face-to-face with someone, their communication skills are bettered because they have ‘practiced’ on the Internet. Studies have also shown that most people teens talk to through social media are actually their friends whom they have face-to-face conversations with on a regular basis. So, in a way, face-to-face communication has remained the same even with the emergence of social media.


Researchers have also found there are many negative aspects revolving around teens using social media and face-to-face communication. A few studies showed that by using social media more and more, teens are losing their ability to read non-verbal cues from other people. Emotion and intimacy are lacking with teens and the newer generation because they do not know how to judge how someone feels outside of the emoticons and slang phrases. In another study, psychologists believe that social anxiety is starting to result from heavy social media users. Teens are afraid to speak to others in public. They, in fact, use the internet to hide behind.


Overall, the answer to my question cannot be looked at with a concise response just yet. The era of social media users is still young. Years and years of studies need to be conducted until a final answer can be found determining whether the lack of face-to-face communication will affect teenagers. Right now, there are too many ideas regarding whether it is helpful or detrimental. In my opinion, as I find more and more articles talking about this topic, I believe the negative is overpowering the positive. Social media is going to affect the way we speak and compose ourselves out from behind the wall of the internet.


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Dom Cima's comment, March 11, 2013 2:22 PM
Researchers have discovered that there are many negative outlooks concerning teens using social networking and human interaction. Some studies show that the more often teens use social networking they are less likely to understand emotional signs from other people. This is a result of teens using slang words and emojis to show their emotions rather than displaying them in person. Also other researchers have found that teens that using social networking too much can lead to social anxiety. This means they are afraid to confront and talk to other people and would rather "hide behind" the internet to do so.
Dom Cima's comment, March 13, 2013 10:09 AM
Everyday millions of people go onto sites such as twitter and facebook. Thanks to these websites people can communicate with much less difficulty now. Because of this is so convient to use, people are taking advantage of it and using it to much, this mainly applies to teenagers. Teens would rather go onto one of these sites to communicate than write a letter, talk on the phone, or even talk to them in person.
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80 percent of teens have texted in the last week

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A new study shows that teens prefer texting to all other forms of communication and nearly 80 percent of them...


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Students can't resist distraction for two minutes ... and neither can you

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Are gadgets making us dumber? Two new studies suggest they might be. One found that people who are interrupted by technology score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test.

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Envisioning the future of health technology

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Technology is the ultimate democratizing force in society. Over time, technology raises lowest common denominators by reducing costs and connecting people across the world. Medical technology is no exception to this trend: previously siloed repositories of information and expensive diagnostic methods are rapidly finding a global reach and enabling both patients and practitioners to make better use of information.

This visualization is an exercise in speculating about which individual technologies are likely to affect the scenario of health in the coming decades. Arranged in six broad areas, the forecast covers a multitude of research and developments that are likely to disrupt the future of healthcare.


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Youth and Social Media

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From cyber bullying to sexting, social media opens up avenues for problems in social relationships that did not exist twenty years ago. As teens and tweens use more mediated forms of communication, the chance for miscommunication expands exponentially. Between texting and social media sites such as Facebook and Tumblr, youth communicate more easily with friends outside of school and extracurricular activities.

 


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Technology inhibits communication - Daily Athenaeum

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Technology inhibits communication
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Technology in this modern age has brought people together in more ways then ever imaginable. It allows people to communicate and find each other at any hour of any day.
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The Culture of Distraction

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The Culture of Distraction

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