The positive and negative impacts of technology on communication
It is true that new technologies have had an influence on communication between people. Technology has had an impact on relationships in various ways, and in my opinion there are both positive and negative affects.
Technology has had an impact on business, education and social life. Firstly, telephone and the internet allow business people in different countries to interact without ever meeting each other. Scecondly, services like Skype create new probobilities for relationships between students and teachers. For example, a student can now take vedio lessons with a teacher in a different city or country. Finally, many people use social networks, like Facebook, to make friends and find people who share the same common interests, and they interact through their computers rather than face to face.
On the other hand, these developments can be extremely positive. Cooperation between people in different countries was much more difficult when communication was limited to written letters or telegrams. Nowadays, interactions by email, phone, or vedio are almost as good as face to face meetings, and many of us benefit from those interactions, either in working or social life. On the other hand, the valability of the new communication technologies can also have the result of isolating people and discouraging people in real interactions. For example, many young people make friends online ranther than mixing with the peers in real world, and these "virtual" relationships are a poor subsitute for real friendships.
In conclusion, the technology has certainly revolutionised communication between people, but not all of the outcomes of this revolution have been positive.