Social Media : Texting & Social Networking

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“In 2005, more than 500 billion text messages were sent and received worldwide. In 2010, it was estimated to be more than 2.3 trillion.” Angster, Frank, & Lester(2010).
“47% of online adults use social networking sites, and 73% of teens and young adults are a member of at least one social network.” Angster, Frank, & Lester (2010). Electronic means of communication, such as emails, text messaging, and social networking websites, have become a worldwide social phenomenon. Do the stressors in our complicated lives or busy schedules leave us with little time to make a phone call or drop by for a visit? Do such technological advances in our society discourage face to face communication? Are individuals today feeling the pressures more than ever to fit in with their peers? Perhaps low self esteem issues, anxiety, or loneliness contribute to the need to feel loved or popular, such as chatting to a stranger on a dating website, or adding as many “friends” as you can on face book even though you don’t really know them. Or maybe these types of communication really have become a convenient and efficient way of communicating? In this paper I will examine the possible explanations for such a huge reliance on electronic communication, the potential advantages and disadvantages of such communication; including the effects of this communication on behaviour and relationships, as well as how electronic communication compares to face to face communication. The global cellular phone market is a multibillion dollar industry, where approximately half of all human beings on the planet own and use a cell phone (Reid, & Red, 2007). Choosing to text rather than talk is clearly a significant decision point when using a cell phone to connect with another person. Which method of contact is chosen will depend on the expectations and goals of the user, and the way these…...

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