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Communication in the Digital Age


This week, Ball Bearings discusses how technology has transformed how we communicate within all aspects of our lives.

The Cost of Connection,” a letter from Editor-in-Chief, Alex Kincaid

Transformations in communication bring widespread possibilities to anyone with access to the internet. At the same time, problems related to these cultural shifts in communication are beginning to arise.

Swipe Right,” by Kylie Kaiser

The Millennial generation is highly engaged in online dating and hookup websites, such as Tinder, Match, and OkCupid.

Filtering Your Friends,” by Merritt McLaughlin

Social media not only helps teens to find people to chat with, but also allows users to find solid friendships, further their careers, and find life-changing support.

Lost in Translation,” by Julia Steele

Emojis and text language have become a huge part of how we communicate, but there are still plenty of opportunities for misinterpretation.

A Digital Life,” by Vanessa Ford

Changes in communication bring opportunities that have never existed before, but sometimes, being connected comes with consequences.

Cutting Through the Noise,” by Samantha Stevenson

When information circulates with the touch of a button, fake news is rampant and media literacy is crucial to determine fact from fabrication.

Risks of Communication in the Digital Age,” a documentary by Dan Jacobsen

While technology has made it easier for us to communicate, platforms, such as social media, can have their downside.

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