According to Forbes magazine, only 7% of communication is based on the verbal word. If you remember elementary math that leaves over 90% of communication based on nonverbal cues like body language, eye contact and tone of voice. I may have said the robots are coming before, but seriously technology’s popularization has turn social interactions in person to social media only. Staying in the house and not having friends has becoming the new norm and we laugh at it instead of crying about the realization. Don’t get me wrong it is efficient af, but we can’t just leave face-to-face behind in our future. So by the end of this you’ll another perspective on how social media and social interactions have changed in this new era we find ourselves in because of the internet.
1. Sense of Urgency
- Social media has introduced an outlet for people to constantly update and share content with others with little to no effort.
2. Everywhere is Local
- The internet has obviously connected the world, but more recently Snapchat was one of the first to show perspectives in places seeming foreign to most Americans. I’m not saying this is a bad thing, its just that 5 years ago you couldn’t click on a map of Japan and see what is going on right then and now.
3. Brought Back The News
- If you are a millennial and still rely on local TV channels for news this may not be the blog for you. A recent study found that 40% of millennials get their news from digital outlets and over half of that is social media. The funny thing is they say we love to interact with content, but when it comes to each other that’s held to another standard.
Now that may have felt all over the place, but the point was to show that even though social media has brought us together that it has the ability to simultaneously separate us as we continue to enjoy each others company from afar. So the next time you reply to that random online think about the regular you left hanging offline.