New instruments for communication: web, mobiles, sms, social networks

Harding, Jacqueline ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8779-0759 (2012) New instruments for communication: web, mobiles, sms, social networks. Public Health Nutrition, 15 (8A) . pp. 1529-1530. ISSN 1368-9800 [Article] (doi:10.1017/S1368980012001504)

Abstract

[No abstract available] The communication landscape is changing: Why do humans constantly desire new ways to communicate? Now that multi-modal texts are demanding that we rethink what it means to be literate it is important that we question how the reader/viewer’s expectations have evolved and how new instruments for communication are being embraced. There is a growing demand for bite-sized information: it appears that, as consumers of communication, we are constantly seeking out faster methods of communication. Humans are distinct from other mammals. We are responsive to human interaction; biologically wired to connect with an altruistic drive to cooperate. Interestingly, it is recognised that socially connected people are less prone to
stress. Perhaps there is a survival imperative that drives this demand for communication?

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 29502
Notes on copyright: © The Authors 2012
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Depositing User: Jacqueline Harding
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2020 08:50
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 23:11
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29502

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