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    Comparatively, the screen time argument is something that everyone can determine for themselves, whether it be good or bad, yet the facts mustn’t be set aside. The media naturalness theory asks the important question that follows: “What should happen when we selectively suppress face-to-face communication elements (e.g., colocation, the ability to employ facial expressions, etc.) through e-communication technologies?” (Kock pg. 2). Realistically, there must be an answer as to what happens when we suppress face-to-face communication through e-communication technologies such as (e-mail, video games, and smartphones). The Media Naturalness Theory brings up the examples of colocation (business) and the ability to employ facial expressions, which…

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    For example, after I created the GoogleDoc, I wanted to initiate the discussion, but no one answered. As we studied in class, both the cues-filtered-out and media richness theory suggest that EMS cannot provide the nonverbal cues which made it difficult to establish a sense of group trust or feel that we could count on each other to accomplish the task ahead. In a face-to-face group we can all be working at the same time and place which makes it possible to give and receive feedbacks instantly.…

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    Amy Jo Martin made an interesting comment about social media. “Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.” (Martin, Web) This is the age of technology and social media. People all over the world can connect and help each other via social media. There are two different views as to how social media affects us.…

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    quote is the original text from the school essay of a 13-year-old UK girl written in a social media style from Caroline Tagg’s Exploring Digital Communication,…

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    helps us in maintaining our daily lives. But these technology start to maintain our social life where social media plays their part. Social media allows people to connect themselves with others from around the world. People don’t have to worry about distance or time since social media only requires small amount of time to communicate with other in different places. Especially with smartphones, people have more flexibility to communicate where they are able to communicate anywhere and anytime…

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    Since the dawn of time, technology has been significantly life changing. As modern day humans discover mind blowing uses for the technology, it is shared and used among society, until something else is improved or created. Modern day technology, such as cell phones, computers, and television, allow for a whole new approach to communication, and create platforms to share beliefs, ideas, and news. It has allowed for families and friends to communicate easily and bond even when they are miles away…

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    In the mid 1990s there was a powerful new technology that seemed poised to revolutionize the communications paradigm in American politics. The internet was supposed to be a total game changer, returning power to the people, and removing the media, and thereby the need for big money, from the political equation. Now, twenty-some years later it is apparent that the internet, and online communication specifically, has only served to entrench prior communication patterns rather than revolutionize…

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    Perhaps the thing that surprised me most at the end, was how little I missed social media, at least once the first few days were out of the way. I expected to have a large void left by social media, but what I didn’t expect was that it would be so easy to fill this time with more productive activities (at least in my own judgment). I played piano more, I learned some new tricks on my skateboard, and I got better at sketching, but most important of all, I learned that there are many, often…

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    social media as an affable way to interact with one another. Because social media is allowing teens to express themselves, this shows how social media can be propitious for our society. In “Antisocial Networking?”, Hilary Stout uses the aspect of social media to illustrate the jeopardizing effect it is contributing towards kids’ socializing abilities. Although Hilary is stating that social media limits personal communication, I disagree with Stout because social media create more ways of…

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    uses technology to give people their food ASAP, so they do not have to wait. Fast food, with the help of technology, has made it possible for people to grab food to go at any point and time, without having to wait a few minutes. It has affected the ability for parents to be able to effectively teach and communicate with their children. Technology captivates the hearts and minds of youth; completely captivating their attention and distracting them from the important moments of life. And…

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