The Death of the Paragraph

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Chapter Five Paper
November 1, 2013

The Death of the Paragraph
We live in a new world filled with technology including computers, cell phones and more. One of the most common forms of communication today is cell phone use. In “Rule of Thumbs: Love in the Age of Texting,” Natalie Moore talks about a serious relationship that she spent most of the communication texting. Before texting came along, talking on the phone was a lot more heartfelt. With the new inventions of email, texting, and instant messaging, it seems more and more people would rather just be a face behind a screen. No face to face interaction, or to even “hear” what your loved ones have to say. That was Natalie’s point that the new ideals of constant texting are killing the communication between people. People who text seem to have a harder time saying what they mean and feel it easier to write it, but is that okay for both parties? This is a question that one should ask the next time we’re about to hit send. This ruined Natalie’s relationship so maybe “texters” should take a lesson.
Young people today are in a constant state of socialization. They are never out of reach from anybody that has their number and today's smart phones constantly bombard them with updates from social networks and email. While this has increased the speed and frequency in which we communicate, it has also given rise to some very disturbing trends. One example is how so many young people now spend far more time text messaging than talking on the phone or in person and as a result, interpersonal skills suffer and the art of meaningful conversation is becoming lost. Young people have become so much more comfortable text messaging, that many times, they would rather text someone than talk to them face to face, even when they are in the same room. It is not uncommon to find students…...

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