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Internet Hampers Communication?

Posted: 28th Oct, 2005 By: MarkJ
Here's an interesting one. The latest study from ISP PlusNet has revealed that 90% of people feel e-mail, txt messages and instant messaging may actually hamper 'personal' communication:

According to the study by PlusNet, email has become the most popular method of communication with friends and family, with 81 per cent of respondents using it. However, 41 per cent of people said they would prefer to receive a phone call.

“With the explosion of email, texts and IM, people are shying away from making phone calls," said Neil Armstrong, head of marketing at PlusNet. “When you're busy, it's tempting to send an email or text, rather than pick up the phone. While there's time and place for each of these methods, undeniably it's a personal phone call that keeps friends and family together”.


It's certainly a different perspective from other research, which tends to emphasise the variety and improvements in communication through modern technology. More @ Web-User.
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