Its crazy to think how communication has evolved over the years and how different communication is now compared to how our parents communicated when they were our age. Phones and social media are really the only way we communicated today and other forms of communication are almost extinct. Take writing letters for instance, that was by far the best mode of communication in its day and now it is very rarely used as people can just send there message via Facebook and get a response within minutes, rather than waiting a few days to a week to get a response
Even party invitations are almost extinct because its a lot cheaper and efficient to just make a event on Facebook, invite who you want and just click send. Its also much more convenient for the person receiving the invitation because they can just click going rather than the hassle of having to RSVP.
Technology has also influenced communications in sport a lot over the last few years, in rugby matches refs now have head sets to communicate with people on the side line to help with his decisions, TMO’s are also used to rewatch try’s that are difficult to judge. All this new technology has huge influence on a sport like rugby as it makes communications between referees, couches and players much easier and helps make the game that bit fairer. Communications have also evolved in other sports such as soccer and GAA.
Remember about 10 – 15 years ago if you wanted to go out to meet your friends you’d have to go to their house and ask them if they wanted to come out to play? And nowadays all you have to do is ring them or text them to see what they are doing, even if you are calling over to someones house yo’d rarely even use the doorbell because you can just text them saying ‘I am outside’. Really makes you think about how much technology has changed in just a short period of time.
People are almost always in constant communication these days, be it texting in a Facebook group chat, on iMessage or even just a text! The only time most people go longer than a few minutes without being in communication with someone is when they’re asleep! Even the way we communicate with each other now is completely different to how we communicated with our friends just a few years ago, back then it was all done on MSN and Bebo, now its all done via snapchat, Facebook, twitter and Instagram. With all the social medias, dates phones and tablets its hard to not be in constant communication with your friends and family!
Do you think that all these new ways for communication is good or bad for todays generation? Being quite honest I don’t really think so. Even though people are in a way being social they’re not really at the same time. I mean how often would you see a group of people in a restaurant all on their phones watching videos or texting but not actually talking to each other even tho they are less than two feet away from each other?
I think all the new social medias and methods of communication are bad for the up and coming generations because they become so indulged with modern technology I feel they don’t really know how to socialise properly, you’d rarely see a huge group of kids running around estates playing soccer or tip the can anymore because they can all meet up on xbox live or playstation network and chat online while playing video games when they could easily have just as much or even more fun out in the green kicking a ball around!
Personally I feel we could do with less virtual communication and a bit more real life interaction, especially with the younger generations, now don’t get me wrong all these advancements in technology are great and all I just hope that it doesn’t take over communication completely! I mean could you imagine a world where there is little or no physical communication and its all done online? Because thats the way I feel our world is going and I really hope it doesn’t end up like that!!