Karli Fulmer Fulmer 1 Pam SanderlinEnglish III H 3 March 2021 Real Communication is SufferingOver the past decade, social media, texting, and the internet have taken our world by storm. The use of this new technology is convenient for communication. This new communication is a different type of communication than face-to-face communication. The playsA Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Our Townby Thornton Wilder take the reader back to the past where proper communication is very important in their everyday lives. The article, “The Effects Texting has on Communication,” by Justine Cardone gives examples of howour communication skills are becoming less important in today’s society. In today’s world, picking up a phone and texting or calling someone is more convenient than actually going to someone’s house to have a conversation. Even placing orders in restaurants and buying items from stores can be done with no human interaction anymore. I often prefer the use of texting someone or using an app to place an order rather than personally talking to someone. Today, people are often anxious or even afraid to have a real conversation with people because they just have not done it enough. Our society has become afraid to communicate with one another without the use of a phone. Before cell phones and the internet, people interacted with one another personally every day. In the past, people never even considered another option to communicate. Our society’s communication skills are suffering due to the everyday use of our communication with cell phones. We are losing important family conversations, our amount of face-to-face conversations, and we are becoming short-sided with our communication.