Tardanico discusses how lack of face-to-face communication can lead to miscommunication. She starts

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Tardanico discusses how lack of face-to-face communication can lead to miscommunication. She starts off the article with an anecdote about a mother texting her daughter who is away at college and based on the messages exchanged the daughter seems to be doing just fine. She used various emoji’s expressing happiness. No one knew that she had been isolated in her room portraying signs of depression, an entirely different world from the one portrayed on Facebook, Twitter, and to her mother. “Awash in technology, anyone can hide behind the text, the e-mail, the Facebook post or the tweet, projecting any image they want and creating an illusion of their choosing. They can be whoever they want to be. And without the ability to receive nonverbal…show more content…
The youth is the biggest user of communication technology and changing social interaction in ways not yet understood. Adolescents make friends and form bonds online. Media richness is a concept that is the foundation for understanding human behavior using online communication (e.g., Allen & Griffeth, 1997; Carlson & Zmud, 1999; Kahai & Cooper, 2003; Kock, 2004). The study focused on the development of online friendships among teenagers. It was found that media richness and communication control makes teens want to engage in communication for presentation and friendship development. Being up front with a person will eliminate any doubt and speed up friendship development. Webcams and other MSN features helped facilitate a relationship between two strangers. They helped create first impressions and attract all kinds of friends. Sharing information online makes it easier to get to know someone. The adolescents used believed that self- presentation in important when instant messaging someone new. The typical high school student spent an average of 3.10 hours a day using Instant Messaging. Text messaging helped the newly formed relationships progress. The American Academy of Pediatrics published an article in 2011 about the effects of social media on teens, families. Their goal is to inform parents about the potential dangers of social media sites because not all of them are safe. Today pediatricians are helping parents

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