With the sudden rise in the popularity of social media, smart phones and other technologies, it is more important than ever to study how new media is changing the way that people communicate. Technology has a profound effect on the way that we speak, write and even how we think, and by understanding how technology affects communication, we can see how interpersonal skills will change in the first half of the 21st century and how our culture will adapt to these changes. The articles in this category discuss new communication-based studies and research. We will consider rising trends in social media and offer insight to research to show how new media affects communication on both a macro and a micro scale.
These days, politicians are no strangers to using social media to reach voters, but now actual governments are embracing this form of communication and taking it one step further. The British government has teamed up with Facebook to probe for ideas from the public on how to tackle their large deficit.