Some People believe that using mobile phones and computers to communicate makes us lose the ability to communicate with each other face-to-face. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Developments in telecommunication technology have led to dramatic changes in the types of relationship that people make. Computers and cellphones can easily access to internet and build up relationships between strangers through instant messaging softwares. However, the stronger people prefer virtual communication, the weaker their ability of realistic communication is.
Virtual communication make people more isolated. People can easily form a strong friendship with strangers by sharing interests and exchange ideas on social networking websites. However, some of them escape from the real world and addicted to the online chatrooms because they feel to be understood by online friends. Furthermore, with the increasing of online communication, face-to-face communication decreased at the same time. More people feel lonely and isolated in real life because everybody else keep concentrating on their electronic equipments. People don not have eye-contact to each other any more. Texting to each other through cellphones is a common phenomenon even people are sitting in the same room. Face-to-face communication is an ability that people are losing.
Virtual communication can destroy the trust between individuals, which face-to-face communication can avoid. Online communication cannot allow people observe other people’s faces exactly, which can let people misunderstand each other sometimes. Voices, tunes and stresses of someone’s sentences can give different people different feelings. that is to say, people might get hurt by others’ words. Without morality control by others, many people say things without responsibilities. To be specific, some criminals do bad things easier online. Internet fraud is getting worse as criminals can easily trick their victims online with lies or counterfeit goods. Some innocent college students were threaten to pay money to loan shark who keep their private sensible information. Increasing long distance communication lead to less trustable relationship in realistic.
As people cannot make sure everyone use internet is honest and sincere when they using internet to contact strangers, online communication is a way can destroy reliable relationship between people. Also, face-to-face communication is not trusted by people any more as the negative sides of virtual communication are widely distinguished.