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Influence in Social Media

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Activity No. 1 Writing the Introduction, Objectives, and Literature Review of the Study

  1. What is the title of your research proposal?


            Influence of Social Media in Interpersonal Communication of the Millennials

  1. Write down a very compelling introduction of your research title comprising the needed variables found in the title of the study.


Life has become fast paced. Everybody seems to be in a hurry to reach office or school or any other destination. There seems to be no time for people to even pause and greet each other when they come across friends or acquaintances. Everyone wonders as to what has happened or is happening. But heart of heart the fact is we are all aware of the reasons. Social media is steadily but surely impacting the way we live and communicate with one another. All of us very much aware that communication is

the life blood of our existence and realize how important it is in our lives. Over a period of a decade or more, we are become addicted to the social media and mobile communication. Digital devices have made our lives apparently easy but actually complicating it perhaps beyond control. Today our social interactions have been reduced to impersonal; mobile contacts or trough other electronic media available. What has happened to our conversation with friendly neighbors when we meet them outside our house or in the market or school when we go to leave our children? Even our children contact their friends in the neighborhood through mobiles only. They have also

become victims of the digital revolution and the lazy life styles they have been inflicted!

Some protagonists say that there is no going back. So if you happen to glance around a restaurant you will be hard-pressed to find people who don’t have their heads down using their cell phones to text, Tweet, or update their Face book statuses—all while sharing a meal with others at their table. Social media’s effect on our ability to interact and communicate is visible throughout all areas of society, so what does this mean for interpersonal communication? According to Paul Booth, PhD, an assistant professor of

media and cinema studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago, social media certainly affects how we engage with one another across all venues and ages. “There has been a shift in the way we communicate; rather than face-to-face interaction, we’re tending to prefer mediated communication,” he says.

“We’d rather e-mail than meet; we’d rather text than talk on the phone.”

Three key issues are surfacing regarding the role social media now plays in people’s communication styles. First, when we communicate through social media, we tend to trust the people on the other end of the communication, so our messages tend to be more open. Second, our social connections are not strengthened as much through social media as they are face-to-face, so we don’t tend to deepen our relationships—they tend to exist in the status quo. Last, we tend to follow and interact with people who agree with our points of view, so we aren’t getting the same diversity of viewpoints as we’ve gotten in the past. Experts agree that those who have a keen sense of observation must be aware that people are changing the way they communicate. What does the future hold for social media and its potential continuous effect on interpersonal

communication within society? Social media will continue to become increasingly integrated into the normal human experience like most of the communication technologies that preceded it. They will continue to increase the volume of the human communication process, and we will continue to learn how to use them for good and for bad.

  1. What is the main problem or the thesis statement of your study?


How do social media influence interpersonal communication?

  1. What are the sub-problems or the research objective of your study?


The present research paper is an attempt to assess and highlight the growing influence of social media in the Communication process between individuals. Communication as we know is the life blood of our activities as individuals and communities and is an essential requirement for social interaction. To analyze the growing influence of the digital devices and the social media on the interpersonal relationship, more specifically the following Objectives have been identified for the purpose of this research paper.

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