The Impact Of Social Media On Family Communication

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Introduction Over the years, we created different ways to communicate, evolved from prehistoric language and paintings of indigenous tribe to the recent invention of technologies – pagers, telephones, phones and computers. Not long before these technology invented, people communicate through face – to – face interaction. Face – to – face interaction is one of the basic elements of the social system, forming a significant part of individual socialization and experience gaining throughout one 's life time (Wikipedia). Mills, Bratton and Forshaw (2006) noted that "face-to-face interaction is the most effective form of verbal communication when the sender wants to persuade or motivate the receiver". In today’s system of communication people interact…show more content…
Social media affect Family Communication Before analyzing how social media affect family communication, it is important to understand the growth of technologies and the current usage in the world. According to Social Media Stats of the Philippines 2015 (from wearesocial.sg). Filipinos spend the same amount of time – 6.3 hours in the internet and 4.3 hours on social media. Global averages at 4.4 and 2.4 respectively. A survey conducted by On Device Research in mid-June 2014 also reported that 88% of the total mobile internet population is under the age of 34. 53% range of 16-24 years old. 35% of 25-34 years old. 9% of 35-44 years old and an incredible 94% of internet users use Facebook in the Philippines. To put that in perspective, only 54% in the US do. It is clear the strength of social networking, and the time being spent using social…show more content…
According to this theory, media technology shapes how individuals in a society feel, act, and think as well as influences how society functions as they move from one technological age to another. In other words, people learn how to think and feel the way they do based upon the messages they receive through the current technology. This theory supports the belief that “the medium is the message” and that people adapt accordingly and will utilize the means in which society as a whole is using to communicate. As the medium changes, so does society’s way of communicating. If the medium is impersonal, then the message itself is also impersonal (Mcluhan,
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