The Impact Of Verbal Communication

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Nine out of ten people you see nowadays are either looking down at their cell phone, scrolling through their social media feed or talking with someone. This is because technology is everywhere. This advanced technology has completely changed the way we communicate. It’s changed just about everything about us to the way we interact with one another. Now, the question is, how has this been affecting the way we communicate with each other? For the most part, verbal communication has gone from face to face contact to technological contact in such a short period of time. Most teenagers nowadays would rather communicate through technology than to have a normal face to face conversation. This has caused a decline teens grammatical and writing skills.…show more content…
On the contrary, Texting has increased since it first came out. You see people at school texting during their free time instead of socializing and making new friends. According to connectmogul.com, “more than 70 percent of people use their smartphones to text.” There are new technology and new social media changing, evolving, and developing, which means less and less verbal communication. Social media has also caused a decline in face to face contact. They are either posting pics, scrolling down their feed or commenting on pics. They spend so much time on social media instead of doing more productive things like studying, reading a book, exercising etc. According to Answers Corporation a total of about 4.1 billion text messages are sent per day in the U.S. The use of social media sites have also caused a decrease in verbal communication ”More than 163 billion tweets have been sent since Twitter was invented, averaging around 175 million tweets per day in 2012, according to dazeinfo.com.” Even more, time is spent on Instagram than on…show more content…
We can’t change that, but what we can do is use it in a way that will benefit us not the other way around. We have seen how it has been affecting many people. It’s like we are slaves of our own technology. Most of us have become addicted to texting instead of face to face communication and this has affected our social skills. The way we socialize with others. Our grammar has had a decrease because we have become so used to this writing style that we don’t see a differences between texting our friends and proper language when writing an essay or in class assignments. This has caused many kids to earn bad grades. This is so accurate for the newest generation of teenagers. All they want the latest technology. Parents, help your kid and teach them good social skills. You’re their best role model. But most importantly we need to remind ourselves that balance is important and so are real life

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