Communications in the Digital Age
In this day and age there is a verity of ways to communicate with one another. Not many of us still write letters and send them via the United States Postal Service. Although, I enjoy the speed and convenience of being able to use the new digital technology to communicate with others; it does take the personal touch out of communication. On a daily basis I use Facebook, text messaging, and e-mail to talk with others. However, writing is still extremely important in very day life, regardless of how you may choose to communicate with others. With Facebook I am able to chat with my friends from high school, that now live all over the world. In a matter of seconds I can share numerous items with thousands of people no matter where they live in the world. Social networking has become a very popular way to communicate with others, as well as a way to create different networks for employment. Just like all the others that are Facebook users, I compose all of my postings using abbreviations. Often this affects me when I am not on Facebook as well because I will start to use the abbreviated term and in return be incorrect. Everybody now uses text messaging to talk to one another because it is easier than picking up the phone and calling someone. With the ease of texting there is no longer a reason to pick up the phone if you don’t have an emergency or require an immediate response. Sometimes, I use incorrect grammar because doing so in text messaging has now become second nature to me. It is extremely common to hear someone use an acronym that would not normally be used in everyday conversation. OMG, BTW and LOL are some of the more common acronyms used in everyday communication. In the digital age, text messaging has become a vital part of everyday life for most people. E-mail is a fast and convent ways to send a letter, file, or document to another person across the internet. When you compose an e-mail, you write just like you would a...
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