Hi butterfly effect,it has been for a long since I posted my last post.Here am back with an interesting search.The positive and negative effects of communication.The use of technology has prevailed and proved out to be one of the best blessings to the human kind till date.this same technology has given rise to the communication which has been changing its entire face from the past few years.The Simple telephones were the first to be used which on the wired mechanisms.It then developed to video calling and instant messaging.For messaging ,there are a number of online applications and social platforms that allow us to pursue that with at most ease.In the case of video calling ,there are numerous applications and online services that connect you with your loved ones through the internet.

Let’s now look at the positive and negative effects of communication .

         Positive effects include;

  • Communication across large distance made easier.This is because we can now instantly communicate to anyone  without putting in much effort i.e you don’t need to wait for hours or days for a reply.With the internet applications such as whatsapp,facebook, skype -this is a software that enables the worlds conversations,you can easily communicate to anyone across the oceans without waiting.
  • Positive effects on social lives.Communication has a great role to play here lives of many people have been made easier as the latest technology trends have been made the process of socializing very easy and straightforward.Having that help of communication media ,people can easily deal with the everyday task and routines people can now communicate plans and ideas over the internet and socialize like a pro via the many platforms meant for the same .
  • Mass communication made easier.Communication is not only restricted to the individual level.For example,sending a single informational mail or newsletters to a larger number of people is hectic if it is to be done one at a time.However,the mass communication technology where multiple communications options are available so as to save time and efforts
  • A help to the physically challenged users;Not many people are aware of this but communication technology has surely helped the physically challenged lot in an impressive way.A Lot of specialised softwares has been developed and various communication boards have proved to be a great medium of communication to such people.

         Negative effects are;


  •       Effects on health;Communication is surely one of the most important blessings of our society.However,the present time is seeing on enormous number of people getting addicted to such communication media and technology.For example,use of smartphones,internet etc. has become completely insane and people can be seen highly addicted to them all times.Sush addiction poses to a health risk on the users as excessive use of cellphones can cause headaches,and also the use of headphones and earbuds can cause people to lose their hearing over time.The radiation that a cell phone emits is very harmful to the eyes and the brain and causes adverse effects on them.          


        It is always advisable to keep the use of such communication media to the minimum.

  • Spending too much time over the communication technology .With the introduction of various social media platforms and the various services they offer,people are often clinging onto one or the other social media website or application.They tend to spend too much on socializing online that they end to forget the real world around them.
  • Misusing the communication technology;Many people out there have made communication as a source to perform illegal activities by misusing its resources.Things such as,hacking ,bullying over the internet and other cyber crimes have become very common.This greatly affected the safety factor of the people in a negative way and poses a threat to privacy of an individual.
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Hello Joan,,,

It was awesome reading your post and what I got from the content is that good communication causes a sense of stability and predictability, but lack of communication or unhealthy communication introduces a sense of fear that causes rigidity, which is counter productive to efficiency.

The effects of Lack of good Communication in a Relationship. ... Without communication it's almost impossible to get on the same page and keep your relationship afloat.lack of good communication can quickly result to misunderstandings, dissatisfaction and feelings that you are emotionally far away or distant from each other.

Great post looking forward for your next post!

Hey Joan, 

Great research round on the positive and negative effects of communication! As you mentioned communication is very important within society but there is a fine line between using it for good and bad. I love how you made a connection to social media and addiction to technology. Although it may sound extreme, technology addiction is very serious and continues to be an issue due to social media and technology always advancing. Perhaps in the future rounds, you could look into solutions in order to prevent negative communication between people and their technology. Meaning, research into the awareness of technology addiction or preventing misuse of technology. Anyways another awesome research round and here are some links on prevention of negative communication.



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