You will prepare and submit a term paper on How Has The Rise of Communications Media Affected Patterns of Social Interaction. Your paper should be a minimum of 2500 words in length.
The rise of media communications over the years has overcome inherent barriers and ‘made the boundaries of all social spaces more permeable’. With the help of social networks, people identify with each other and interact on mass, sharing experiences, and information (Gelfand & Brett, 2004).Moreover, these communications extend social interaction culture by enabling celebrities and public figures to be more accessible, thus developing an ‘illusion of intimacy’. The potential to connect and socialize with any person online has led to increased freedom, but this virtual ‘personality’ doe’s influence both online as well as real-life ‘performances’ (Lal & Fortune, 2000).
People act differently. ideally confident and aggressive while online which seems to compensate for the constraints they might be prone to l in real life. With time, these two different ‘personas’ become increasingly entangled and connected. there is a possibility for them to become inseparable. The theoretical advancement of Andy Warhol’s prediction could mean that in the future all people will finally become obscure for a quarter an hour (Weibler, 2004).Thus, for us to understand how improvements in communications media affect social interaction, it is prudent we analyze ‘the dynamic relations between producers, texts, technologies and interpretive audiences.
Technology is transforming the world. telecommunications have advanced from the traditional use of visual signals and audio messages to a more sophisticated email, social networks, and multimedia sharing portals (Lal & Fortune, 2000). The potential and need to exchange information in ‘real-time’, across long distances is significantly growing at an unbelievable rate. Real-time is when actions over communication media happen live as in people respond to prompts as they’re published, the very time an action becomes visible being equivalent to the time taken to manipulate the meaning.