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How has social media affected the way we communicate
How has social media affected the way we communicate

How Has Social Media Affected the Way We Communicate?

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An increasing number of us now use social media on a regular basis, be it for personal or business use. But could it be true that something designed to allow people to communicate better, has actually had an adverse effect?

Less filters

When communicating via social media, people don’t tend to filter their words as much as they might in real life. This could be because talking through a screen can make people less aware that they’re speaking to a real person.

The idea of being less aware that you’re speaking to a real person when communicating via social media is amplified if you haven’t actually met the person in real life. Meaning trolls will often leave nasty comments and send offensive messages without any concern for how it might affect the person.

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