With the emergence of Facebook, the way people communicate with each other changed forever.A social network allowing users to share the events of their lives through posting photos and status updates, to monitor the lives of their friends, and to communicate directly via a built-in messenger has revolutionized Internet communication, causing millions of people all over the world to share all kinds of information about themselves.Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and other similar services make daily communications between family members, friends, and business partners easier, more accessible, and independent of circumstances, such as distance.
According to surveys, 39% of respondents reported feeling closer to their friends because of social media, while 26% of the sample felt that they had more friends because of social media (NR Media).
This is directly connected to another problem: “Facebook depression.” Generally speaking, it is the sense of inferiority occurring when people (teenagers, mostly) compare their real lives to the lives of their Facebook friends—based on the posts these friends make online—completely missing out on the fact that what they see is not necessarily true (NYBH).
As a result, an interesting and alarming phenomenon emerges: many people sit at home, busy creating visibility of living fulfilled, happy lives, and suffer when they see how fulfilled the lives of other people are—who, in their turn, sit at home, busy creating visibility of living fulfilled, happy lives. Yet another impairment of communication skills caused by the extensive use of social media platforms is the impoverishment of language.
Using messengers, people often use shorthand and shortened versions of words in order to type and deliver their messages as quickly as possible. When you write a cause and effect essay, you need to explain how specific conditions or events translate into certain effects.
However, such means of communication are much less effective than conventional ones (or rather, traditional, since contractions, slang, and abbreviations such as “brb,” “u r,” “m8,” “dunno,” and so on have already become almost conventional), and people getting used to them can experience difficulties in real-life interpersonal communication (Rampages.us). In other words, your task is to show how one thing leads to another.