Is it easier to communicate now?

@fannitia (2170)
Bulgaria
January 9, 2011 6:08pm CST
Is it easier to communicate with each other now, when we have mobile phones and internet? A good friend of mine is so busy that she even don't answer her phone and the last time we met we settled our meeting with emails. My daughter is sitting in her room next to mine and is posting things in my facebook acccount that I hate to visit. And people send SMS to say Happy New Year. Is this a better communication than before when often you had to knock at the door of somebody in order to speak with him?
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• United States
10 Jan 11
Certainly not so personal as before but much more convenient. As we can communicate and or convey quick notes and messages to several people at one time. It does sort of loose some direct contact between people, but then I see it this way though, that if the technology was not in place, people would ultimately be so busy that no one would communicate at all, as the cost of postage and or flying out to see people is increasing. So this newer technology does keep people still in touch.
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
You are right about the costs! And yes, I didn't think about this but now I remember how I hated to go to the post office to mail letters. It's better to send emails :))
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• Philippines
10 Jan 11
Good Day! Yes. Its easy to communicate nowadays because of our technology. Instead of sending letters you just have to text and in an instant the message is there but I also miss the old days of communication because of the effort. I like receiving messages in a hard copy form. But still, for faster progress, the ways of communication today is better.
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
Hi, Bianka! I agree with you but I also miss the old days when we talked more face to face.
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@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
11 Jan 11
yes of course. i remember the times that i send letters via post office. i remember the times that i had to wait for someone somewhere for a very long time because there's no cellphone yet. i thank people who invented computers [modern] 'cause i can now email people from other countries. i can also chat with them anytime to make it faster. and thank u to cellphones, i can now send text messages or call my parents without carrying my laptop.http://www.mylot.com/nr/newresponse.aspx?p=1&qid=2471390 it's really convenient. i love the technology that we have now. more to come.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
10 Jan 11
Well I know for sure with my busy schedule and a lot of my other friends a lot of times in order to take time to meet with someone, that means I am sending them a Text, an Email and Yes, even a message via Facebook. Since I work Swing and a lot of my friends work days, it is hard to find Free time to talk anymore, so for me I feel this way works a lot better. It seems like I never use all of my Cellphone minutes anymore as well.
@rinfour (250)
• Philippines
10 Jan 11
Hi! I think that it is easier to send MESSAGES now compared to the past. However, I believe that communication is all about sending a message, understanding what it means, and getting a reply. These days, people often have misunderstandings because of technology. I personally know of some friends who fought because of a "snarky" text message. It was supposed to be a joke, but the sender forgot to put a "smiley" at the end. There is also a lot of "he says, she says" because of something a friend posted on facebook and whatnot. I guess what I am try to say is that when it comes to communication, there is really no substitute for the good old fashioned face-to-face talk. Being able to see the person's face and expressions leaves little room for misunderstandings and I think it's more personal that way. On a different note, I hate it when people sitting at the same table do not talk to each other and are instead glued on their laptops or wi-fi capable-phones. When all they are doing are posting stuff on facebook. It's really weird.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
10 Jan 11
Modern technology has made it so much easier for us to communicate with each other and stay connected to the world. Each day something new and exciting is introduced to us to make communicating even better.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
10 Jan 11
definitely yes... but i still much prefer the conventional method to communicate... that is, face-to-face communication... it is more personal and you can see the face emotions of the person you are communicating with... you can feel the emotions of the person as well by looking at the face expressions... these you can't achieve if you are communicating virtually and i also feel it is less personal... as much as i can, i always want to communicate with people face-to-face rather than using the help of technology... take care and have a nice day...
@Porcospino (18593)
• Denmark
10 Jan 11
I think that communication has become faster and easier in many ways. Today we can choose between many different kinds of communication, when I grew up there were no internet or cell phones and I think it is nice that we are able to send emails instead of snail mail letters. In the past it took at least a month to get in touch my my Australian friend. When I sent her a snail mail letter it arrived in Australia two weeks later and when she sent me a letter in Europe it also took a couple of weeks for the letter to arrive. Now we can send an email and that way we can get in touch much faster. On the other hand the new tachnology sometimes leads to less personal contact (like when people choose to send an email to the co-worker in the next room instead of leaving the computer and talking to him or her in person) and I don'r think that is a good thing.
@SIMPLYD (84490)
• Philippines
10 Jan 11
Yes, today's communication technologies, made it so much easier for all of us to reach even at the farthest part of the world in so little a time . However, for me when it comes to greetings i still prefer the old fashioned one, the actual greeting cards. With the said greeting , you know that the one who sent you has taken a great mile in buying it, writing her missive and in mailing it.