whereby people connect with their social contacts by bringing the external

Whereby people connect with their social contacts by

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whereby people connect with their social contacts by bringing “the external community indoors”. Overall, new media and technology are critical of family and social life. It is evident from countless examples are people are immersed with various technologies from smartphones to home computers. Individuals are becoming highly mobile, moving between schools and jobs, living far from home – they have therefore, adopted technology to bridge social gaps created by the modern economy to help them maintain and build new relationships. In my case, new technology and media have aided in improving interactions between my family by bringing two generations and several members together. This has been critical in bridging digital and generational divides. New media and technologies are important for all relationships and help in the creation of a space where different generations meet socialize. New media are embedded in daily social routines and are vital parts of the present life.
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NEW MEDIA 5 References Bond, E. (2010). Managing mobile relationships: Children’s perceptions of the impact of the mobile phone on relationships in their everyday lives. Childhood , 17 (4), 514-529. McGrath, S. (2012). The impact of new media technologies on social interaction in the household. Electronic Culture and Social Change, 1-47 . Plowman, L., McPake, J., & Stephen, C. (2010). The technologisation of childhood? Young children and technology in the home. Children & Society , 24 (1), 63-74.
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  • Fall '15
  • Mr. Njoroge
  • Sociology, Social relation

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