Chopra, K. (2013). The Effects of Social Media on how We Speak and Write. Social Media Today. Retrieved from http//

Chopra, K. (2013). The Effects of Social Media on how We Speak and Write. Social Media Today. Retrieved from http//


Chopra, K. (2013).The Effects of Social Media on how We Speak and Write. SocialMedia Today. Retrieved from

Database: Social Media Today

Keywords: Twitter, Blogging, Social Media, Social media marketing

Number of entries in the search: 71,500,000

The author starts by giving statistics of the internet users whosubscribe to the social platform. According to him, more than 80% ofthe internet user communicates through the online sites likeFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The unique adaptations that socialmedia requires a change in the way people communicate. It becomes aparadigm shift in social communication when people opt to use socialmedia more that the physical, interpersonal communications peoplecommunicate online they detach themselves from personal communicationunless sin isolated cases like when using the email. Social sitesFacebook come with publicity o information posted online and anyonecan comment on it. The value of personal communication, therefore,loses value since one cannot pay attention to the thoughts andfeelings of all those who comment to a post. The author, however,outlines the advantage of social media site in improving technologyuse skills but it also come with the danger of affecting writingskills since most of the people use shorthand and abbreviations whenthey write to their friends. This article will help in developing astrong criticism on the use of social media due to its detrimentaleffects on social communication. It will also be a reference whengiving some credit to the use of social media.

Clark, K. (2014).Social Media Affects Social Skills and Future Jobs. The big News.Retrieved from

Database: Newspaper

Keywords: Technology, social media, social skills

Number of entries in the search:

The article starts by appreciating the role of social media inglobalization due to the enhanced communication between people indifferent geographical regions. The social sites enable people toshare ideas and accelerate the growth of how the world operates. Theauthor indicates that the social sites including Facebook, Twitter,and LinkedIn among others have shaped the way people communicate.Face-to-face communication is no longer a preference for many youthssince they can text, call or make video calls. The author terms thesemethods as the danger facing the youths social communication skills.The article gives the example of a group of people traveling togetherwho cannot even communicate with each other since they are all busyscrolling their phones. The trend is common with college students,and this may have an impact on their job searching and interviewskills. Some of the youths who are used to the online communicationwill not be able to interact with the interviewers, and it will bedifficult to face a panel. The article will be a source ofinformation for the final project in identifying the dangers ofsocial media on social and communication skills. The project willrefer to it when identifying the groups in danger since it singlesout college goers as the biggest population using social media.

Gasper, S. (2015).Social Media and its effects on CommunicationSkills. Prezi. Retrieved from

Database: Website

Keywords: social media, communication skills, social interaction

Number of entries sin the search: 39,400,000

The author conducted a study to determine whether the use of socialmedia has negative effects on teenagers’ communication skills. Hecame up with a testable hypothesis that excessive use f social mediawill harm the development of the necessary skills that are primary ininterpersonal communication. According to the study, writtencommunication and use of correct grammar in both written and oralcommunication are used rarely adhered to by teenagers in their socialcommunication. However, the study did not derive any significanteffects of the use of social media among the teenagers. 78% of theteenagers responded that they make for friends on social media thatthey would do in physical contact. The study, however, identifiedthat the value of communication that goes on through social media isnot as valuable as the one that would result from face-to-facecommunication. Most of the respondents agreed that they would not beas comfortable when using face-to-face communication as they are whenusing social media. The author confirms his hypothesis that indeedthe excessive use of social media affects teenagers’ socialcommunication skills, especially in face-to-face communication. Thepaper will draw an inference from this article on the dangers ofexcessive use of social media. The author’s study will also beimperative in the paper since he focuses on the population that isamong the intensive users of social media.

Jones, H. (2013). Social Media Affect Human Interactions. Hastac.Retrieved from

Database: Website

Keywords: Social Media, face-to-face communication, technology

Number of entries in search: 39,400,900

The author starts by outlining the danger faced by face-to-facecommunication with the increased used in social media. The heightenedrate of innovations in technology results in gadgets that arecompatible with more than one form of online communication. Theauthor rhetorical inquiries whether the physical communication willphase in future in the trend continues. The use of email, face,Twitter and other platforms reduces the need for people to travel tomeet others since they are economical to use. The article cites aresearch conducted by National Institute of Heath that found out thatthe youth with strong positive social communication skills are thosewho use social media as one of the channels to complement their listsof media but not in those who entirely rely on the social sites tocommunicate with their friends. According to the author, anti-socialbehavior has a correlation with increased use of the internet forcommunication. He, however, upholds the role played by the socialmedia in creating networks of friends and, therefore, experiencingpeople from different cultural backgrounds. They interact online butthe author terms this form of interaction as incomplete, and itcannot entirely cultivate desirable social communication skills. Theauthor calls for a controlled use of the social media. Since theyouth cannot live without it, they should try to strike a balance inits use and they should not disregard physical contact as itcultivates interpersonal skills. The article will be a source ofinformation for the final paper giving ideal recommendations on theuse of social media. His non-radical approach will be a source ofadvice to the population at risk of losing social communicationskills through the paper.

Kadhim, E. (2014).Is Social Media Hurting our Youths’ Communication Skills? KTVO.Retrieved from

Database: Website

Keywords: Social media, youth communication, technology

Number of entries in the search: 34,600,000

Kadhim gives us a brief chronology of how changes have taken place incommunication. He quotes the use of letters in the 19th century topass information across the world. The use of technology took root atthe end of 18th century and what we have today is a myriad of fastmeans of communication that are changing with changes in technology.The author quotes Professor Foucault Welles, who conducts research onthe use of social media among the adolescents, and it affects ontheir social behavior. He gives credit to the use of social sitessince they are a physical barrier to be a non-issue in communication.The current world and the activities the youths engage in leaves themwith minimal time to interact with their friends and parents. Socialmedia, therefore, comes in to fill the gap left by the parents andpapers. The youths who do not get time to visit their friends andshare ideas in the platform to communicate. He, therefore, disagreeswith many researchers and authors who fault the role of social mediain developing social skills. However, he does not consider the valueof face to face communication as obsolete in the modern society. Ingiving a neutral opinion of researchers on the effects of socialmedia in social communication, the final project will borrow from theviews of the author.

Keller, M. (2013).Social Media and Interpersonal Communication. Social Work Today,13(3), p.10.

Database: Social Work Today

Keyword: social media, social interaction, technology,

Number of entries in the search: 71,500,000

The author gives a description of typical joint where she describesmore than 90% o the people using the mobile phones to call, text orbrowse an online social platform. Most of them multi-task while goingon with their activities like talking with others, eating or walking.As the author puts it, social media effects people’s ability tointeract or communicate with others, and this has detrimental effectson social and interpersonal communitarian. These days, people prefermedia communication as opposed to the physical exchange of ideas. Thephysical barrier affects the way people approach others physicallysince physical communication requires others cues that are not therein mediated communication. The author further describes the addictionthat results from the use of devices to access online sites.According to her, most of the youths cannot spend a day withoutvisiting their social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagramamong others. She concludes by asserting that although the technologywas meant to bring people, closer and increases the intensity ofsocial relationships, it has turned out to increase the relationshipbetween people and technology. The article will be important indrawing references to discuss the effects of overusing social mediaon social interactions and communications.

Kietzmann, J. H.,Hermkens, K., McCarthy, I. P., &amp Silvestre, B. S. (2011). Socialmedia? Get serious! Understanding the functional building blocks ofsocial media. Business Horizons, 54(3), 241-251.

Database: Elsevier Science

Keywords: social media, social networks, user-generated content,Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn

Number of entries in the search: 256

The article looks at social communication in the business field andhow social media redefines it by using the social sites forpromotion, wooing customers and creating business networks. Manyentrepreneurs take advantage of the sites to sell products toexisting customers, and they rely on their feedback to attract newcustomers. The authors contrast the value of communication resultingfrom the use physical communication by marketers and the use ofsocial media. Although the online platforms reach a wide range ofpeople, it does not create a close relationship to the business asdos physical communication. A cording to the authors, marketers is onthe verge of losing physical contact with customers with theincreased use of various sites for communication. Although t iseconomical and efficient, the authors warn that businesses should notconceal their physical existence from the public. The final projectwill borrow from this article in explaining the diversity of changesthat social media has brought in the different walks of lifeincluding business transactions. It will also be a source ofreference in discussing how physical communication in business is onthe danger of being phased out by the increased use of social media.

Maggian, R. (2014).Social Media and Its Effect on Communication: MultidimensionalInteractions have altered the Basic Rules of Communication. Solari.Retrieved from

Database: Solari

Keywords: Social media, communication, interpersonal communication,interaction

Number of entries in the search: 71,500,000

Social media had drastically changed the way people communicate. Theauthor contrasts the conventional methods of communication used likea decade ago including making telephone calls, writing letters andface-to-face communication. He contrasts these with the current meansof sending text messages, use of instant messages, leaving voicemessages, online video calls, and Facebook and Twitter messages aswell as sending emails. The author raises the issue ethics in socialmedia communication since most people do not have responsibility forwhat they write on the sites especially if it is meant for thepublic. This also alters the basic rules of communication thatrequire feedback. In the social media, feedback is only a requirementinterpersonal communications. There is no obligation to respondunlike in a physical communication where it would be outrightly rudeif one fails to respond to an issue or communication. However, theauthor gives credit to the role played by the social media inimproving social skills in the communication of some people who cancontribute to issues freely in the online platforms. The finalproject will borrow the author`s ideas is analyzing the substitutivenature of physical communication as well as pointing out the variousadvantages that come with a balanced use of social media.

Ozturk, M. C., &ampMutlu, M. E. (2005). An investigation of social interactivity incomputer-mediated communication. In 4th International Symposiumcommunication in the millennium.

Database: GoogleScholar

Keywords: social interaction, participation, social environment,communication, learning environment

Number of entries in the search: 269

The author takes an approach of upholding the use of social mediaamong the youth especially for learning purposes. According to them,learners who are far away from schools or engaged in their activitiescan still access their instructors and engage in productiveinteractions in the social platforms. The article focuses on the roleplayed by the social sites in reaching out to a large number ofpeople who can take part in a discussion. Those who do not get timeto express themselves in class can express their ideas online and getthe feedback from other students. However, they fault thenon-obligation of the students to respond other engage in thecommunication unless it is a requirement for the course. Authors alsolay insight on the kind messages that student exchange in the virtualplatform, their frequency and response rates. The final project willthe information in this article to present the feelings of theresearchers who feel that social media plays an important role inenhancing social communication for people who do not get a chance forinterpersonal communications.

Park, N., Kee, K.F., &amp Valenzuela, S. (2009). Being immersed in social networkingenvironment: Facebook groups, uses and gratifications, and socialoutcomes. CyberPsychology &amp Behavior, 12(6), 729-733.

Database: Google Scholar

Keywords: Facebook, socializing, entertainment, social relationships

Number of entries in the search:

The author conducted a survey of 1,715 college students to examinethe use f Facebook and the gratification result from its use. Theresearch identified several reasons why college students use Facebookincluding socializing, seeking status and for informational purposes.However, a major discovery of this study is that the information thatuses it on the platform is highly objective to the topic, and thosehave performed attitudes towards it. It is, therefore, difficult tomake productive arguments online to a post since a poster inclines tothose of similar opinions while ignoring those with contradictoryfeelings. The idea is against the idea of social communication thatrequires the accommodation of different feelings from differentindividuals and letting people express themselves. Without anyfeedback in the social media, it becomes difficult for some people tomake their points. The paper will use the finding of the author todiscuss the major services that people seek from Facebook and othersocial sites and the inability of most the sites to allow fruitfularguments.


Chopra, K.(2013). The Effects of Social Media on how We Speak and Write. SocialMedia Today. Retrieved from

Clark, K. (2014).Social Media Affects Social Skills and Future Jobs. The big News.Retrieved from

Gasper, S.(2015).Social Media and its effects on Communication Skills. Prezi.Retrieved from

Jones, H. (2013).Social Media Affect Human Interactions. Hastac. Retrieved from

Kadhim, E. (2014).Is Social Media Hurting our Youths’ Communication Skills? KTVO.Retrieved from

Keller, M.(2013). Social Media and Interpersonal Communication. Social WorkToday. 13(3), p.10.

Kietzmann, J. H.,Hermkens, K., McCarthy, I. P., &amp Silvestre, B. S. (2011). Socialmedia? Get serious! Understanding the functional building blocks ofsocial media. Business horizons, 54(3), 241-251.

Maggian, R.(2014). Social Media and Its Effect on Communication:Multidimensional Interactions have altered the Basic Rules ofCommunication. Solari. Retrieved from

Ozturk, M. C., &ampMutlu, M. E. (2005). An investigation of social interactivity incomputer mediated communication. In 4th International symposiumcommunication in the millennium

Park, N., Kee, K.F., &amp Valenzuela, S. (2009). Being immersed in social networkingenvironment: Facebook groups, uses and gratifications, and socialoutcomes. CyberPsychology &amp Behavior, 12(6),729-733.