Social Media Destroys Communication

1217 Words May 8th, 2014 5 Pages
According to Forbes Magazine, a story was published about a mother by the name of Sharon Celine was exchanging text messages with her daughter who was in college. Throughout the conversation, her daughter was answering with positive statements followed by big smiley faces giving the impression that she was happy. To Sharons surprise, her daughter attempted suicide later that same night. In the days that followed, it came to light that she’d been holed up in her dorm room, crying and showing signs of depression — a completely different reality from the one that she conveyed in texts, Facebook posts and tweets.As human beings, our only real method of connection is through communication. Studies show that only 7% of communication is based on …show more content…
When you don`t know how to walk without it? -which brings me to my next point.. If I were to ask each of you if you were able to go an entire day without your mobile device, very few can say they`d be able to do so. In fact, in a recent TIME Magazine Mobility Poll, 84% out of 5000 people surveyed in 8 different countires, admitted that they couldn’t go a single day without their phones and a third of respondents admitted that being without their mobile device for even short periods of time leaves them feeling anxious. It is clear that whenever we`re waiting for those last five minutes before the bell rings to every class, our automatic impulse is to reach for our phone. Do you really need to check anything that important? The sad truth is that we have become far too dependent on our phones. The fear that we might miss the latest gossip, or the most recent updates on all of our social webesites seems more like an addiction than anything else. We`ve clouded our vision as to what is really important, and that is-quality human interaction. Do you find yourself surrounded by people who are staring at their screens instead of having face-to-face conversations? Are you guilty of doing that too?Often times when we are speaking to someone, we find ourselves talking to the back of our friend`s phone case instead of to their face. It is rude and disrespectful that the person is unable to devote their full attention towards you
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