TOEFL Essay Topic 88 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Telephones and email have made communication between people less personal. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
Maybe we make phone call everyday and use email everyday to exchange information with others.But have you ever thought that
Maybe we make phone call everyday and use email everyday to exchange information with others.But have you ever thought that telephones and email have made communication between people less personal.
At first let us have a look on telephone.Through telephones we need not meet each other to enable the coomunication.The only thing we need to do is listening to the speaker and talking to the microphone.Only the sound of voice can be transfered.We can not see the counterpart that we are talking to.So it make the act less personal.
Let us think about eamil then.As we know,email becomes more and more popular now.Just using a net-connected computer we can contact almost all the people who is under the same condition.And we can exchange our words as well as some special symbol such like `:-) or :-p `which make the `talk` in a uniform appearance.So the same thing happens as the telephone does.
Why would we feel like that?Perhaps because through all those functions we all can not see the counterpart.We can not see the appearance of them.So there is no looking information impressed in our brain ,on the contrary, the sound or special symbols are the only messages that we get.And the symbol or the sound will be similar,so we feel the communication becomes less personnal.
In a word,the new method of communication make the people communicate under a less personnal condition.