Social Media

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I have been thinking quite a bit lately about how our lives our impacted by Social Media.  With our Smart Phones many of us are connected every waking moment.  From Facebook,  Twitter,  Texting,  Snapchat,  LinkedIn, Yelp, Emails, and the list goes on.  We are rarely out of touch,  with our friends, family and co-workers. 

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That electronic connection comes at a heavy price, that price is that we don’t communicate well with each other face to face.  We rant on Facebook,  we send snarky emails to each other and we lose the ability to communicate.  I heard it said well by a commentator a few weeks ago,  “When you hide behind your twitter account and your thousands of followers, or let your PR people say it for you.  It is digital bullshit,  be a grown up and say it face to face to face!”

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I have a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a Minor in Finance.  My Dad always says he spent good money for me to be able to talk.  In all seriousness,  in 2016 what would a degree in Communication entail?  Tweeting or sending Facebook messages to each other,  correctly updating your status with a picture that makes sense???

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