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Do you think social networks improve the way we communicate?

Yes, because people tend to check these social sites more than e-mail and this improves speed of communication.”

Megan Witty, freshman radiology technology major

To some extent, yes, but I also feel like these sites inhibit our communication with others. Instant messages are very different in comparison to real conversations with

peers.“

Zach Inman, sophomore biology major

Facebook allows people to contact each other after years of separation and keep in touch easily with people they already know. It’s very organized and personalized and

easily accessible.”

Olivia Ware, freshman psychology major

Facebook is useful for communicating with many people at once. Preferably, I only communicate with people I know using Facebook. The likelihood of someone

falsifying their information and remaining anonymous over the Internet is a very real possibility.”

Will Cothron, sophomore history major

Yes and no. They add immediacy, but make communication less formal and I feel like they cater to our generation. We are being raised to expect immediate

gratification.”

Victoria Buckner, freshman education major

I believe the ability to instantly communicate allows for people to get to know their fellow humans better and faster, thus allowing for more time for talking and

interaction.”

Geordan Goldtrap, junior english major

It improves communication by the simple fact that it’s faster. The world and society can send a message in seconds. It’s a great way to communicate.

Improving the way we interact is a different story. It makes us not able to have long conversations because of texting. We get used to talking to people through

electronics and when we are faced with a person we tend to be different. This affects people getting jobs because people are not used to confrontation and they cannot

handle conversations.”

James Eichel, sophomore history major

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