Impact of Technology on Personal Communications

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The Impact of Technology on Personal Communications Introduction Innovations in technology are making communication easier in today's world, but some observers suggest that these advances have been at the expense of personal contact as many people choose to interact from home in front of a computer screen. Nevertheless, the trend is clear and more and more people are using digital platforms to interact rather than traditional face-to-face interactions. Indeed, Match.com even proclaims in its advertising that at least one in five relationships is formed online today. In this dynamic environment, identifying how these innovations in technology are affecting personal communications represents a timely and valuable enterprise. To this end, this paper provides a review of the relevant literature to determine the impact of technology on personal communications, including a discussion concerning these effects on personal and business relationships, followed by a summary of the research in the conclusion. Review and Analysis Americans already have access to a bewildering array of information and communication technological (ICT) devices and the list continues to expand every day. Furthermore, the capabilities and performance levels of these devices continues to improve, and their prices continue to drop. According to Bacigalupe and Lambe, these devices include "phone technologies, computers, and highly affordable, user-friendly, Internet-based tools, such as games consoles
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