The need to communicate with other human beings is an essential part of being human and man had always found ways to keep-in-touch with fellows of his species, be it as cave drawings or scribbles on digital walls. The digital age has been instrumental in establishing real-time, 24-hour communication between people. What is the outcome of this digital shift? As with any topic even remotely related to the digital age, there is extensive debate on whether the era of technology has eased or eroded communication.
- 63 percent of teens exchange text messages every day while only 35 percent socialize face-to-face on a daily basis.
- A study by UCLA has shown that the social skills of children is poorer in a digital environment.
- The closer the relationship, the more digital media people use to communicate.