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Facebook vs. Face-to-Face

By Mari D. González

It is not uncommon for older generations  to  hold a differing perception on the use of social-network sites from that of  “the young and the digital.”

Many of us assume that social-network communication or the use of social media will eventually displace the need and/or desire for in-person interactions.

Media Associate Professor, S. Craig Watkins asserts differently. He observes that young people use social-network sites as an extension of their face-to-face interactions not as a replacement and that they mostly interact in Facebook with their already-made friends and school peers. For them, social media is what for older generations the phone was.

I shall expand on this topic soon.