The Importance Of Communication

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In this new age of technology, we have found it much easier to talk to or communicate with person A even though we are thousands of miles away from them. This has allowed for a large amount of collaboration between great minds, as Manuel Castells puts it in his article “the impact of the internet on society: a global perspective”: “The Internet is the decisive technology of the Information Age”. It also allows us conversations between great friends, but some people argue that because of this increase in technological advancements, people lack the face to face communication that we have had for years. Although this may be true in some cases, this new technology has allowed us to be so much more interactive with the rest of the world that it …show more content…
“These new improvements,” according to a contributing writer from opposingviews.com “have allowed us to improve this technology in multiple ways such as speed, reliability, interaction, and audience”. These 4 individual improvements have allowed us to expand our communities and to discover and create new ones. And because of the lowered cost of these new communication methods it has allowed a wider variety of people to contact their family members around the world. Robert Barcelona comments on relationships over technology: “Creating meaningful relationships is often about sharing our lives with others, and technology can allow us to do so through photos, videos, text, and music.” .Some would make the argument that with this ease of communication that it has gotten much more simple and non-personal because of things like text messaging and talking to your so-called “friends” on Facebook. Those same people who argue this also seems to think that technology gives us the easy way out and teaches us to not confront our problems face-to-face. It is true that it is a lot more stress-free to tell someone harsh news over a text message, but I don’t think that this is necessarily true for most people, because it is pretty much guaranteed that at some point in that person’s life they will need to confront their issues …show more content…
The argument of how it affects our communication at an individual scale and how it brings us together into communities is a different matter, because of the arguments made by those who feel it would be better to just talk face-to-face and not lose that social skill, or the people who think technology makes us avoid our problems. Although these arguments are justified, they are not true for everyone and the benefits of this technology far outweigh the cons, as few as they are. The communities we create through technology will someday far surpass the ones we have made 100 years ago, and even then it will still continue to grow into new communities, new relationships, and new discoveries from around the

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