The Adverse Relationship between Social Media And The Development Of Interpersonal Skills Shubham Gupta 1002065659 Date Social media has become one of the most prevalent forms of communication due to its benefits and ease of use. However these benefits have underlying threats to the youth’s development of interpersonal communication skills (Raine 2006). As a result social media communication replaces face-to-face interpersonal interaction as a primary relationship-building platform (Turkle 2015). Unfortunately as social media communication replaces the interpersonal and face-to-face communication as the more preferred medium of interaction the former does not exactly emulate and replicate the latter in terms of authenticity (Keller 2013). This affects the development of interpersonal skill among the youth which consequently reduces their relationship-building potentials. Communication behind a cell phone or computer screen reduces body language and social cues leading to the disconnection from the real world (Thurlow & Bell 2009). This virtual and shallow Irbid Girls: Facebook as a Model. Retrieved on March 15 2017 from cscanada.net R. 1995. Universal Access to Email. Retrieved on March 15 2017 from www.rand.org M. (2013). Social Media and Interpersonal Communication. Retrieved on March 15 2017 from www.socialworktoday.com A. (2015). Teens Social Media and Technology. Retrieved on March 15 2017 from www.pewinternet.org M. & Miller D. (2013). Polymedia: Towards a new theory of digital media in interpersonal communication. International Journal of Cultural Studies 16(2) 169-187. Nie N. (2001). Sociability Interpersonal Relations and the Internet. Retrieved on March 15 2017 at http: Raine L. et al. (2006). What is the Internet Doing to Relationships. Retrieved on March 15 2017 from www.pewinternet.org C. & Bell K. (2009). Against technologization: Young people's new media discourse as creative cultural practice. Journal of Computer‐Mediated Communication 14(4) 1038-1049. Turkle S. (2015). Reclaiming conversation: The power of talk in a digital age. . . [...]
This is an essay for CCT110 course at utm, I have already wrote the introduction and the research question i chose for the assignement is "Have the youth who use social media as a primary means of communication witnessed a decline in their interpersonal and written communication skills? U have to write the rest of the essay but also edit the introduction and try and make my research qu a bit more specific. I will attach the rubric for the assignement and the intro I have wrote. Please also use atleast 5-6 academic sources and a APA styled bibliography.