Research – chickendinner

Social media’s expedient nature, while creating the possibility of engagement in situations where it would be otherwise impossible, provides participants with an excuse for opting out of deeper, more personal forms of socialization. Emily Drago, writing in the Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications, reports that a survey of Elon University students found 92% of respondents agreeing “technology negatively affects face-to-face communication.”


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Drago, E. 2015. The Effect of Technology on Face-to-Face Communication. ELON JOURNAL OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN COMMUNICATIONS6(1).

Przybylski, A., Weinstein, N. 2012. Can you connect with me now? How the presence of mobile communication technology influences face-to-face conversation quality. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships30(3). 237-246. 10.1177/0265407512453827

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