Social Networking and Its Affects on Interpersonal Communication
Has it Taken the Place of Interpersonal Communication?
For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past five years, welcome to the world of social networking. According to ComScore, over one billion people use social networking sites across the globe. That means that everyone who’s anyone has a page or account with twitter, myspace, facebook, skype or any of the other hundred emerging sites. People have discovered a better way to communicate with other people all over the world, far surpassing snail mail and e-mail. Why send a letter to your cousin living in France or pay outrageous money for a phone call to your brother stationed in the Middle …show more content…
Communicating with a relative that lives a great distance may not be difficult to do with just a telephone but it can prove very costly. If you happen to have a relative overseas, lets’ say France “it can cost you as much as a $1.77 a minute” to talk with them maybe even more “depending on your phone service provider.” (Federal Communications Commission Para. 2). In today’s recession who has that kind of money? If you want to use something