Do you remember as a child playing the game “Telephone”? Where you share a message and have to pass it on to your friend and they pass it on to their friend and keep it going? By the end of the last person, the message is all mixed up from the original context?
In this day and age, communication gets more easily misconstrued. With so much of communication and the media being today’s preferred choice in how things are relayed via technology.
The newer generation (Generation Z) seems to have been brought up with Ipads and cellphones and has a more difficult time understanding social cues and confusion can more easily arise. It is the day and age of emojis and text messages and DM’s on social media. The facial messages are left out, and up to the receiver to decide how they perceive the message or the call or the email they received. (Forbes)
The newer generation prefers digital and electronic modes of communication via technology. (Forbes) Older generations prefer the face-to-face connections.
There are advantages to both forms, and more advancements utilizing media and the new technology available to us all now, but misunderstanding can definitely take place a bit more easily like in the old childhood days of playing telephone.
Vego, Julian. Forbes. “Generation Z and New Technology’s Effect on Culture.” August 31, 2019. www.forbes.com/julianvigo/2019/08/31/generation-z-and-new-technologys-effect-on-culture/#4007b1445c2a. Accessed March 26, 2019.