With the global pandemic happening around the world, communication is especially important whether that’s with friends, distant relatives, or just people you know. Even before it all, communication has certainly been an important factor, whether that’s digitally or in person. Needless to say, communication has definitely improved since the past. Back then, people were to write letters and send them off, it could take days before the person received your letter and even more days to get a response. Now, it is as simple as writing a message and clicking send, the other person could receive it almost instantly!
There are now many apps that are either made for communication or have built-in messaging systems such as Discord, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc, and if both parties happen to have the same app, they both can talk to each other quite easily. If it weren’t for such apps, us living in this pandemic would probably feel more lonely, not knowing what’s going on in another person's life. Not only are these apps great for communicating with one another, but it is also a great way to meet new people who might have the same interests as you. For example, you could find an Instagram page that so happens to like a show or movie that you also like, you can not only comment on their posts, but also by clicking the “message” button, you can send them a simple message and from there on you two can become friends. This could also be great for those who may struggle to talk to people in real life as they don’t have the stress of talking face to face with that person.
But despite the fact that communication now is as easy as ever, there are still some problems that could be caused by communication online. People who talk online the most could start to face the struggle of talking in person. You could be left on read or delivered for days, not knowing what happened to them. As well as, you never know what’s going on the other side of the screen, which in itself has quite some problems.
So, with communication being more digitally and easy, that leaves me with this question, will communication all be online in the future and never have to face one another? But, will that cause damage to society and our social life? Who knows, only time and us can tell.