Four people watched an online talk by Sherry Turkle about how technology is changing the way we communicate and gave us their opinions.

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Which changes in the way we communicate with technology do you think are the most important? Why? Do you prefer to communicate face-to-face or online? Why?


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mjruizam 14 July, 2017 - 17:11

In my opinion, the art of conversation is changing. many years ago nobody can to talk with people who are in other country because it was impossible. If you wanted to talk with your friends, you have to do it face to face. But nowadays, there are different ways to talk with your friends and you can do ii all the time. For these reason, I think that we aren't the arts of conversation, it only has changed.

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FRANGOGA 10 July, 2017 - 16:00

It's clear that technology has improved the way we communicate. I don't think we are losing the art of conversation, but we are enhancing it. From my point of view, we live at times where you must to be good at talking face-to-face but also at communicating via social media. The virtue would be in finding the mean point; I mean, neither make the void to new communicative ways nor spend all your day texting with your phone.

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coldriver 9 July, 2017 - 11:08

I think that technology is good for different aspects in our life. For example, when your brother or another person live abroad, you can speak with him like if he lived here. Also, we can search a lot of information on internet for our real life. However, I agree with D because the face-to-face is losing. Teenagers don´t know communicate with face-to-face, they only speak with their friends through to mobile phone. As say B, I usually see teenagers sitting at a table, but they only watch their mobile phone!! And not talk to each other. I believe that technology is good, but we must know how to use it.

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pizzalover 8 July, 2017 - 16:05

As I see it, we will wrangle about this over and over again. Technology is a growing topic of discussion in our lifes and there is a lot of different points of view. I think we should adapt to technology because it means future. I understand what letter C are saying, but internet is not that bad. Thanks to it, our generation have a lot of information at our fingertips. In my humble opinion, when we talk about communication, I think internet have a good side again because it allows us be in touch with people who are far away. Of course, someone will make a bad use of internet. I comprehend the example of letter B with fathers and daughters but it will be the same all the time because "The apple doesn't fall from the tree..."

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Lunanga 19 June, 2017 - 10:54

In my opinion,I think that an online communication is kinda similar to a face-to-face one 'cause making an online video call is like having a real face-to-face conversation.
An online conversation is better than a face-to-face one 'cause with technology,it's simple to make a conversation anywhere and I don't need to embarrass myself with travelling or spend my time with hand-written letters.

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fay4 10 June, 2017 - 15:19

Firstly I like online communication more than face-to-face ... I think because I'm not used to face-to-face conversations .. as a person born in 2000 and most of my childhood was on internet , I don't mean that I'm shy or something like that .
I think it's an advantage to be able to edit your texts ... In the real world if you said something wrong or bad, it's over , you said it ! but online you can have your time to think about what you wrote

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wiseteen 23 May, 2017 - 18:03

There are many changes in the way we communicate through technology. In the one hand, technology seems to reduce the hole word into a little village, by enabling people to talk together across the world. But in the other hand, technology distracts people from the real communication.. just like the example that B provided. Sure, you still can talk to those who are near you, but you can't focus your hole attention on real life of you keep on scrolling the news feed of your social media home page.

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