Communication tools that I am going to talk about are based on networks, and how do they affect us. The web-based communication tools are two main types. It includes social networking sites and instant messages. For social networking sites, it includes Facebook, Twitter. These are the website which gives people a lot of fun and also some effects. The instant message includes MSN, Yahoo messenger, and skype. These help people to get in contact with their friends, and families. Back in the days when there is neither computer nor internet. If people live far away from each other, the way they can contact each other is that they can write a letter, or call each other. They cannot see each other until they meet at the same place, it is very sad when you miss someone but you could not see them in front of you. But for now, we have improved the technology. We have got a computer, internet, and some iPad, iPhone.
Therefore we can just go to the computer and have a video conversation with our families and friends. The communication tools help us to save time and money to see families in front of us, with these communication tools, you can know what is your friend thinking. And also can see your families through skype. These web-based communication tools, it has superficial and personal sides. So I am going to talk about how it performs on a superficial and personal side. It is superficial when you are using the ebook to post your status to show your emotion and other people can comment or like it. It also can let you know what your friends doing. Some social media allows you to find friends and make new friends. Because it does not let you meet friends, the only thing you can do is to talk with the new friend, and see the profile picture. Sometimes the profile might not be who appeared. It also can chat with online friends. Facebook also has a personal side when you use it. It also has some effects when we use Facebook because people will get addicted. You can find your friends and families, and search for their username and add them to chat with them whenever you miss them. It also can have a chat with video on, therefore you can see what is your friends or families doing. It is more real than you chat with friends on Facebook. It also can let you k with whoever you want to and have a multi-people conversation.
As technology improves so fast, for a multinational company, they can have their meeting on video. It saves the staff’s time and money to travel from one place to another for a meeting only. It is easy to communicate because you can choose who you want to talk with, if you don't want to talk with the person, you can just ignore. I think, for instant message, it does not affect us. It helps us and it's different from Facebook, which we can get addicted to. In conclusion, I think that communication tools have two sides, which are superficial, and personal, it helps people like we can get a contact through instant message, and see your friends and families on the video. It also affects us letting us be addicted. Spend a lot of time on Facebook.