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Our textbook, Communication in Our Lives, states that communication is a “systemic process in which people interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings.” (Wood, 11) It is also states that communication is a key foundation of our relationships. Everyday talk and nonverbal interaction are the very essence of relationships. (Wood, 14) A November 5 th 2006 article from The New York Times, “The Overconnecteds” explains how Generation M (born 1980s to 2000) is constantly communicating with hundreds of people through present technology. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 87 percent of 12- to 17-year- olds, or 21 million children, are regularly online. Research shows that 75 percent use instant messaging, and 84 percent own cell phones and iPods as well as laptops, BlackBerrys and other devices. Researchers are even beginning to wonder what the psychological implications of being in touch with tons of friends who are not actually present. They worry that the lack of this
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