Why Is Communication through Social-Oriented Websites So Much Easier than Face to Face?

Make sure to format direct quotes and paraphrases in MLA style. You do not need toprovide a works cited page unless you use an extra source not required in one of thefollowing options.Select one writing option:Option OneThe documentaries Generation Like and Digital Addictsboth present some downsides to social media/the internetin general. Select one of the “negatives” of social media/Internetusage presented in one (or either) documentary and discuss itusing your own online experience(s) as an example – make sureto relate your response to the documentary claims through interweaving quotes/scenesfrom the film with your own experiences and opinions.Option TwoStudy the short Liraz Margalit article (on the second page of this assignment) anddiscuss your response to her work. For example, do you prefer online communicationto in-person interactions? Does it depend on the situation/with whom you arecommunicating? Relate your interaction preferences to at least one of Margalit’s claims.Use quotes from the article as a means to support your discussion.Option ThreeIn the article “The Comfort of a Digital Confidante” (in Acting Out Culture),Navneet Alang writes that online communication can provide beneficial andsatisfying experiences. Describe a positive experience(s) you have had with onlinecommunication and relate them to Alang’s ideas. Make sure to use quotes from the articleto illustrate your discussion.Here is the article of which i picked , option twoWhy Is Communication through Social-Oriented Websites So Much Easier thanFace to Face?Excerpted from Psychology Today (Online: 29 August 2014) Liraz Margalit Ph.D.Studies have found that day-to-day interactions are based almost entirely onnonverbal communication. When we interact with others, we are continuouslyprocessing wordless signals like facial expressions, tone of voice, gestures, bodylanguage, eye contact, and even the physical distance between us and them.The extra effort involved in face-to-face interactions can be spared in onlineinteractions that are founded on minimal or constrained social cues; most of thesesignals can be summed up in emoticons or punctuation. Hence, it is easier to hideour emotions behind an email, a Facebook post or a tweet. Face-to-face interactionis considered a ‘synchronized’ form of communication. One person is silent whilethe other speaks, one nods while the other explains, and one knows the other isn’tnecessarily finished speaking even if they’re silent; we can tell when ourcounterpart is processing information. Synchronized behavior is impossible online,as we cannot see the other person.Social media facilitates a virtual form of interaction. The term ‘virtual’ isused to describe things that are not real, but which take on the important qualitiesof the real . . .compared to interactions with computers, interactions with humancounterparts require more emotional involvement, cognitive effort and brainactivation. When we are not in the mood to exercise these resources, we too oftenchoose the easier, virtual option.