Technology and Human Communication, Social Interaction


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Technology and Human Communication, Social Interaction

  1. 1. How many times have you checked yourstoday?
  2. 2. Applications used to“spread, transmit, anddisseminate knowledge,ideas, and informationfartherandfaster.” Often used to convey information between two individuals, or between many at once.
  3. 3. Today, many socialnetworking sites allow usersto exchange personalinformation and to formrelationships.
  4. 4. EXAMPLES INCLUDE: computerized databases, electronic writing (e- mail, bulletin boards), TV ads, computer conferences, Internet, e-mail, cellphones, teleconferencingReferred to as electronically-mediated communication.
  5. 5. Let’sfaceit.This signmakesManyofusnervous.
  6. 6. W h a t happens if we can’t check our phones?What will we miss out on?
  7. 7. On average, Americans spend 2.7 hoursOr 9,720 secondsper day Socializing on their mobile device.
  8. 8. That’s over Twicethe amountof time theyspend and over 1/3 of the timeeating, they spend sleeping each day.
  9. 9. Andthat’sjusthow much timewe spendon ourc e l l Today , w e ’v e g r o w n sophones u s e d t o u s i n g tech nology to. com m u n i c a the, ow to that we are blind . gr eatly it affects us
  10. 10. Areas of Communication Studies: applied communication, communication theory, electronic media, mass communication, organizational communication, and visual communication… …to name a few.
  11. 11. In other words,technology Affectsjust abouteverything.
  12. 12. Importantpeople toknowabout: Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs
  13. 13. Mark Zuckerberg cebook, The creator of Fa social- one o f the largest in the net working sites world.
  14. 14. Social interaction was no longer mainly face-to-face, but virtual. It was groundbreaking.
  15. 15. Steve Jobs Co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Co-founder and chief executive officer of Pixar Animation Studios.
  16. 16. Creativeentrepreneurwhorevolutionizedtechnologicalindustries likepersonalcomputers,music,animatedmovies, tabletcomputers,phones, and onically-digital , he changed Electr In other words unication as we know it.publishing. mediated comm
  17. 17. n ted the Jo bs inve ical and Zuckerberg te chnolog , introduced the cap abilities necessity for them, in order to communicate at such an efficient level.Together, they have impactedcommunicative technologies never imagined,in wayssetting the bar foreveryone else.
  18. 18. Technologies such as computerdatabases, like ones used by thegovernment and military, storepersonal information. This poses threats to personal privacy.
  19. 19. Electronic writing allows for multiple authors. This means there is less certain authorship of articles, and sometimes less credible sources.
  20. 20. Some believe thatmobilecommunicationdecreases theamount one engageswithothers, or thatincreaseduse of mobilecommunicationleads to greatersocial isolation.
  21. 21. WhetherhumansCanbe fullyreplacedbytechnology,inrelationships.
  22. 22. Communication is no longer confined to face-to-face interactions.We can talk to (and see) people on different sides of the globe.
  23. 23. Technology has even changed the amount of personal information we share with others.Murmur Studyexamines the innovativemessaging technologies likeTwitter andFacebook’sStatus These messages are likeupdate. digital small talk.
  24. 24. “Thesefleeting thoughtsareaccumulated,archived anddigitally-indexedby corporations.”
  25. 25. “…the sheer volume of publiclyaccessible personal — oftenemotional — expression should giveus pause.”
  26. 26. By studying technology and how greatly it affects theway humans communicate, We can solvepractical communication problems.
  27. 27. H o w e v e r , the increased efficiency that comes with technology can also cause loss of meaning because the human voice and enunciation are no longer there to clear any ambiguities.
  28. 28. It’s up to us to decide whether it’s worth the sacrifices.Just how badly do we need to communicate ?
  29. 29. Credits: Websites:Photos: Colourlovers.com1,2.,2. Flickr.com1,2.,2. Mediafont.com1,2.,2. Slideshare.net1,2.,2.,2.,2.,2. Information:1,2.,2.,2., 2, &5., 7, 13, 22, &27. 10 &11.5. statistics-stats-facts-marketing-9. infographic/ 4, 6, & 23-26.Theorizing14. Communication by Craig & Muller16. 18.16. enhancements/fy1011/2009051983-19. s.html20. 29, 30, &31. projects/murmur-study/25. 19 & 20. allaboutstevejobs.com25.