Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Does anyone else find that the more we communicate, the less we actually understand communication?
Social networking, for all its good points, does seem to have made people a lot more quick to judge and less considering of things. It's as if we've become accustomed to now only know how to have an instant reaction to anything and no longer really think about what's actually being said.
People seem to be forgetting that things like context exist and are very important.
People seem to be forgetting how to take a joke or how to take something on the chin.
Everything we say can come under such scrutiny now that it almost feels like people are looking for something to be annoyed about and it's not worth actually saying anything because everything we feel comfortable saying is becoming so sanitised to the point of it being almost pointless.
Maybe we all need to give social networking a bit of a rest and learn how to actually comunicate with each other again.

Or am I just becoming an old fuddy-duddy?

1 comment:

Fat Chan said...

Fuddy duddy!

But I think the general thing is that social networking i.e. networking using the medium of the internet is wrought with the dangers of miscommunication due to a lack of intonation and body language; this is why I'm all for emoticons.

Also this is relevant - http://theoatmeal.com/comics/phone

mostly for point 5