Effects of social Media on Social Communication

Effects of social Media on Social Communication

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN AFFECT SOCIAL COMMUNICATION 1

Baker, L. R., &ampOswald, D. L. (2010). Shyness and online social networking services.Journal of Social Relationships, 27(7), 873-889.

Database: Sage Journals

Keywords: Facebook, friendship, loneliness, social networks,personality, shyness, relationship maintenance

Number of items in the entries: 6

The authors approach the subject by highlighting the increased use ofthe social media by the young people in their daily communication. They conducted a study to investigate the relationship that existsbetween the use of social media websites and the level of socialcommunication. They refer to the low levels of social communicationads shyness. They also investigated the quality of friendship thatresult from the use of social media. They found out that increaseduse of Facebook was directly proportional to the level of shyness.The subjects under study who spent most of their time on the socialmedia platform as indicated high levels of shyness. While discussingthe results of the study, the authors faulted the increased use ofsocial media in affecting the quality of friendship since it curtailsthe development of interpersonal skills. The research will inform thefinal project on the influence of increased use of social media onsocial communication skills. It will be a source of reference whendiscussing how t level of shyness and poor quality of friendship candevelop from overuse of social media.

Egan, D. (2013).How do online social networking sites affect the shaping of thesocial self in late modernity? The Case of Facebook. Ireland: NuiMaynooth University Press.

Database: Google Scholar

Keywords: Facebook, social self, face-to-face communication

Number of items in the entry: 1

The dissertation looks aims at investigating the use of Facebook in asmall section of the Irish population. The study used face-to-facecommunication to identify the degree to which the use of Facebookaffects other forms of communication. According to the author,Facebook increases the number of contacts and widens the network forcommunication. The research found out that people tend to withholdsome information and they do not share all their thoughts on thesocial media platform. Some of the feelings that cannot be expressedin words do not find a place on the site. It greatly affects people’sability to share them. Social communication, therefore, redefinesitself to assume that people manage what they post. The research willbe informative to the final project in examining the effects ofFacebook, the most common social media platform, on the quality andingenuity of social communication.

Fischer, E., &ampReuber, A. R. (2011). Social interaction via new social media: (How)can interactions on Twitter affect effectual thinking and behavior?.Journal of Business Venturing, 26(1), 1-18.

Database: Science Direct

Keywords: effectuation, social media, Twitter

Number of items in the entry: 7

The article focuses on the effectuation process that emanate from thecorrect use of the social media. The correct use of social mediacontributes to desirable social skills in business communicationespecially with entrepreneurs with a passion in widening their marketshare. Te author sings out Twitter as an effective mean of passinginformation and receiving feedbacks. According to the author,effective use of Twitter based interaction can accelerate effectualcognitive abilities in individuals. However, the article alsoemphasizes the need to observe moderation while using Twitter sinceit can be an addictive. Its excessive use can contribute to polishedonline skills while at the same time maiming the physicalcommunication skills. The paper will discuss the effects of overuseof social media, and it will use this article among others to discusshow social communication can be at risk if there is no balancebetween online and physical interventions.

Fowlkes, J.(2011). View point: Why social media is destroying our social skills.USA Today. Retrieved fromhttp://college.usatoday.com/2012/10/11/opinion-why-social-media-is-destroying-our-social-skills/

Database: America History Newspapers

Keywords: social media, social skills

Number of Entries: 1

Jasmine Fowlkes has a wealth of experience in communication andmedia. She holds a degree in mass communication from FloridaUniversity, and she currently works for USA Today as a researchanalyst. The author approaches the issue of social media use and itseffect on communication by identifying the most prevalent platformused by the young people. According to her, Facebook, Twitter, andtexting agree the common ones used by the youth to pass informationand they spend most of their time chatting online. As she puts it,social media interaction dominates both online and offlineconversations. Even communication at the family set up takes place bythe use of communication gadgets. However, online communicationcannot substitute physical communication, and it explains why theyouth’s level of physical, social skills is on the verge ofdeclining. The article will be instrumental in assessing theinfluence of social media on their social skills. It will help to inproposing the best practices that can strike a balance betweencommunication in the social media and physical communication.

Gil de Zúñiga,H., Jung, N., &amp Valenzuela, S. (2012). Social media use for newsand individuals` social capital, civic engagement, and politicalparticipation. Journal of ComputerMediatedCommunication, 17(3), 319-336.

Database: Elsevier Science

Keywords: social media, social networks, social capital,participation

Number of items in the entry: 6

The research gives a background of how the digital media hascontributed to improved social communication in the different areaswith particular emphasis on the political and civic domain. Throughthe online platforms, people get unlimited and timely acquaintancewith the happenings in the society at no or very negligible cost.People can use the platform to make a point that could not find anyaudience if passed offline. A considerable number of changes thattake place in the social arena are out of the expressions made in thesocial media. The social non-limited communication creates aninevitable level of heat in the society, and the respective partieshave no option but to oblige. The article will contribute to theimportance of social media in strengthening social communication bysetting a free space for expression.

Langer, E.(2014). What’s trending? Social media and its effects onorganizational communication. Journal of Undergraduate Research,17 (2014).

Database: Google Scholar

Keywords: social media, communication, organizational communication

Number of items in the entry: 1

The authors take a different approach from most researchers byassessing how t use of social media affects social communication atthe organizational level. According to them, the use of social mediahas come increasingly popular in workplaces where people use it tointeract with their fellow workmates from within the organizationothers in other sectors. The research found cut that there is anintensified level of communication between an organization and theconsumers. Workers interact socially with their superiors away fromthe formal platform. Consumers can create a stronger relationshipwith the organization through the social communication platform.People can communicate with others when outside the workplace andpeople can share information regarding a company’s products andservices. The final project will borrow a lot from the research toassist in detailing the different social platforms where social mediahas extended effects. It will also show the appropriateness of it useconcerning its effect on social communication in the various domains.

Masket, S. (June2, 2014).Changing the way, we communicate for the better: Panic aboutthe rise of social media is largely overhyped and misplaced. ThePacific Standard. Retrieved fromhttp://www.psmag.com/nature-and-technology/networks-changed-social-media-internet-communication-82554

Database: News paper

Key words: Communication, social media

Number of items in the entry: 1

The author dismisses he claim that the ever-increasing use of socialmedia te way people communicate. According to him, here has been agrowing trend of distrust on the social media channels due to lack ofphysical interaction. However, he counters it by describing the rolepaled by technology in facilitating communication. According to him,it is obvious that people cannot live in alienation with technologysince it is infiltrating all the industries. People no longer requireoffices or public platforms to communicate an idea since they canshare it online with their friends. It has been a major contributingfactor to improved communication and creation of socialrelationships, and it does not have restrictions on the number offriends that one can make online. White’s article will be importantwhen writing the final project since it takes a different dimensionfrom the one taken y many authors of heaping social media withnegativities that it brings to social communication. However, just asany other article used in the paper, it does not render the findingsof other researchers obsolete in the issue.

Meyrowitz., J.(2011). No sense of place: The impact of electronic media onsocial behavior. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

Database: Google Scholar

Keywords: Electronic Media, Social Behavior

Number of entries: 4

The author lays insight on the role played by the electronic media infacilitating social media communications. Before getting into theonline platforms, the acquisition of the electronic gadgets is thefirst step. The changes occurring in the use of media from face toface communication to communicating to a big number of people from asingle device eliminate the sense of place. There is no longer theneed to travel since people can pass information at the comfort oftheir places of residence. The author takes a neutral position o theeffects of the social media on the social behavior and communicationby indicating that it is neither good nor bad. The article willinform the final project on the need to strike a balance betweensocial media communication and physical communication. It will beuseful in explicating the changes that occur in communication and theeffects of the transformation exhibited by people who consistentlyuse social media to communicate.

O`Keeffe, G. S.,&amp Clarke-Pearson, K. (2011). The impact of social media onchildren, adolescents, and families. Pediatrics, 127(4),800-804.

Database: Google Scholar

Number of Entries: 27

Keywords: social media, social networking

The authors introduce the commonly used social media platforms ofimportance to a family setting. According to them, any website thatfacilitates social networking including Facebook, MySpace, Twitteramong others are platforms of communication and exchange of ideas andthey form part of everyday life in a family setting. They stress onthe insecurity posed by these platforms especially when used withoutparental guidance. They also curtail the need for family members toengage in productive talks since most of them spend most of theirtime online chatting with their friends. The article concludes bydetailing that social communication has taken a new direction ofkilling the physical contact. The article will be instrumental inproviding information the current and most preferred social mediaplatforms especially among children, adolescents, and the youth. Itwill also help in detailing the role of parents in guiding theirchildren and instituting a significant level of control in thefamily. It will also help in pointing out the positive and thenegative effects of the social media on children and the way itaffects their social communication.

Pea, R., Nass,C., Meheula, L., Rance, M., Kumar, A., Bamford, H., &amp Zhou, M.(2012). Media use, face-to-face communication, media multitasking,and social well-being among 8-to 12-year-old girls. DevelopmentalPsychology, 48(2), 327.

Database: American Psychological Association

Keywords: video chatting, social media sites, instant messages,face-to-face communication

Number of items in the entry: 24

The researchers conducted a study on 3,461 North American girlsbetween the age of 8-12 years. It sought to determine therelationship between social skills and the use of varied social mediacomponents including e-mail, instant messaging and video calls andface-to-face communication. The findings of the research provideinformation that the form of communication facilitated by socialmedia eliminates the distance barriers, and they were the mostreferred by the girls. On the other hand, face-to-face communicationwas not a popular method of communication unless when circumstancesdictated. Strong social communication skills are attributable toface-to-face communication. The authors, therefore, faults theuncontrolled use of social media by young girls, and they consider itas a threat to their communication skills. The content of thisarticle will be a source of valid argument on the need to create asignificant level of control in children and encourage them balancesocial media and face-to-face communication.

Sponcil, M. &ampGitimu, P. (2011). Use of Social Media by College Students:Relationships to Communication and Self-concept. Journal ofTechnology Research. 1-13.

Database: JSTOR

Keywords: college students, social media, social networking,self-concept

Number of items in the entry: 1

The researchers conducted a study to examine the use of social mediaamong the youth in colleges and its effects on their communicationwidth their peers and family members. All the youths who took part inthe study were found to be using at let one form of social media.Communication between friends and parents is common among the youthdue to the accessibility of the sites and the convenience of passingthe messages. The research, however, found out that the youth do notshare all the information with their parents especially if they wantto remain confidential. It may turn out to be dangerous if itaffects negatively on their health or studies. The final project willborrow the findings of the research to highlight the factors thatinstigate the mass use of soil media. It will also discuss theeffects of social media communication to interpersonal communicationskills and self-concept.

Tardanico, S.(2012). Is the social media sabotaging real communication?.TheForbes Magazine. Retrieve fromhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/susantardanico/2012/04/30/is-social-media-sabotaging-real-communication/

Database: American Newspapers

Keywords: social media, communication

Number of items:

The author introduces the discussion by giving an account of a motherand daughter who engaged in a chat, and it all went on well withoutthe daughter showing any signs of dissatisfaction. Later in the day,the daughter attempted suicide, and this was to the surprise o themother who confessed engaging in a hearty conversation with thedaughter earlier in the day. According to the author, only 7% of allthe communication aspects appear in written communication. Re rest isonly visible through nonverbal cues. The article will inform thefinal project about the ability of people to use the social media toconceal information that they do not want to share with theirfamilies. It will help in detailing the non-substitution of thephysical communication width online exchange of information. It willalso be used to shape how the use of social media can affect people’sability to express themselves due to its contravention oninterpersonal social skills.

Dijck, J. (2013).The culture of connectivity: A critical history of social media.New York N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

Database: Google Scholar

Keywords: Culture, connectivity, social media

Number of items in the entry: 3

The author introduces the use of social media by tracing its historyfrom its formative stages to the current widespread. According tohim, it all started with engineering the concept of sociality in aculture of connectivity. People gradually embraced networkedcommunication and this instigated to websites becoming socialplatforms. The early adopters learned to use the social sites whileit remained a mystery to the skeptical individuals. However, withtime, a paradigm shift towards the digital age took the course. Heintroduces the use of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and the role theyplay in information sharing. The author concludes by confirming thatthe digital change is not reversible and that the people should learnhow to maximize its use in the different sectors. The book helps toform the foundation of the paper since it requires a strongintroduction and a valid thesis statement. The information providedon the history of the social media will help in tracing the changesthat have occurred in communication and whether these variations havea relationship with social communication.

West, A., Lewis,J., &amp Currie, P. (2009). Students` Facebook ‘friends’: publicand private spheres. Journal of Youth Studies, 12(6), 615-627.

Database: Taylor and Francis

Keywords: friends, students, parents, social networking sites

Number of items in the entry: 9

The authors carried out a study to investigate the use of Facebookthat is one of the most common social needs a platform among theyouth. All the subjects under study provided information that theyouth considered their age-mates as the best acquaintances to acceptas Facebook friends. Older relatives and parents were not commonfriend along the youth. They gave reasons like embarrassments due tothe topics they discuss and running away from creating unnecessaryworries for their parents. The social interaction, therefore, occursin categories whereby the subject under discussion depends on the ageand relationship among the youth and their parents. The research willbe instrumental when discussing the type and content of thecommunication that goes on in the social media platform. It will alsobe a source of reference in discussing the way the platformcontributes to irregular communication between the young and theirchildren and how they stay in the oblivion of the communication thatgoes on behind their backs.

White, T. (2013,Spt. 4th). Why social media is not social. The Huffingpost.Retrieved fromhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-white/why-social-media-isnt-social_b_3858576.html?ir=India&ampadsSiteOverride=in

Database: Newspaper

Key words: Social media, social

Number of items in the entry:

White is a bit skeptical about the benefits reaped from the use ofsocial media. According to him, social media allows one to manipulatehis level of social communication indefinitely. For example, you canhand pick friends or ignore certain topics. Therefore, a maskencourages mediocrity and, therefore, affects the quality of socialcommunication adversely. The aspect of concentrating on certainissues is very easy sine there are very few external factors unlikewhen people interact physically. Social media also portrays anartificial picture of many people as many create a virtualpersonality. They may also not handle the information they put acrosssince there is no physical responsibility of one’s utterances. Hisarticle will be useful in creating addressing the gray areas thatexist when discussing the appropriateness of using social media tocommunicate. While it has numerous benefits, this article will be animperative source of reference to its role in weakening socialcommunication due to the mediocre attribute that it instigates in theusers.

References

Baker, L. R., &ampOswald, D. L. (2010). Shyness and online social networking services.Journal of Social Relationships, 27(7), 873-889.

Egan, D. (2013).How Do Online Social Networking Sites Affect the Shaping of theSocial Self in Late Modernity? The case of Facebook. Ireland: NuiMaynooth University Press.

Fischer, E., &ampReuber, A. R. (2011). Social interaction via new social media:(How)can interactions on Twitter affect effectual thinking and behavior?.Journal of Business Venturing, 26(1), 1-18.

Fowlkes, J.(2011). View point: Why social media is destroying our social skills.USA Today. Retrieved fromhttp://college.usatoday.com/2012/10/11/opinion-why-social-media-is-destroying-our-social-skills/

Gil de Zúñiga,H., Jung, N., &amp Valenzuela, S. (2012). Social media use for newsand individuals` social capital, civic engagement, and politicalparticipation. Journal of ComputerMediatedCommunication, 17(3), 319-336.

Langer, E.(2014). What’s trending? Social media and its effects onorganizational communication. Journal of Undergraduate Research,17 (2014).

Masket, S. (June2, 2014).Changing the way, we communicate for the better: Panic aboutthe rise of social media is largely overhyped and misplaced. ThePacific Standard. Retrieved fromhttp://www.psmag.com/nature-and-technology/networks-changed-social-media-internet-communication-82554

Meyrowitz., J.(2011). No sense of place: The Impact of electronic media onsocial behavior. New York N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

O`Keeffe, G. S.,&amp Clarke-Pearson, K. (2011). The impact of social media onchildren, adolescents, and families. Pediatrics, 127 (4),800-804.

Pea, R., Nass,C., Meheula, L., Rance, M., Kumar, A., Bamford, H., &amp Zhou, M.(2012). Media use, face-to-face communication, media multitasking,and social well-being among 8-to 12-year-old girls. DevelopmentalPsychology, 48(2), 327.

Sponcil, M. &ampGitimu, P. (2011). Use of social media by college students:Relationships to communication and self-concept. Journal ofTechnology Research. 1-13.

Tardanico, S.(2012). Is the social media sabotaging real communication?.TheForbes Magazine. Retrieve fromhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/susantardanico/2012/04/30/is-social-media-sabotaging-real-communication/

Dijck, J. (2013).The culture of connectivity: A critical history of social media.New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

West, A., Lewis,J., &amp Currie, P. (2009). Students` Facebook ‘friends’: publicand private spheres. Journal of Youth Studies, 12(6), 615-627.

White, T. (2013,Sept. 4). Why social media is not social. The Huffingpost.Retrieved fromhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-white/why-social-media-isnt-social_b_3858576.html?ir=India&ampadsSiteOverride=in