Andrew M Pagaling
Social media in present has taken a huge leap to almost all aspects of people’s lives. Social media as defined is a form of communication through which people create electronic online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Therefore, users of this platform extend and use possibilities to interact with one another in a form of communicating online.
Consequently, some instances arise when exemplifying the aftermath amid online communication and interpersonal communication. Teachers in particular are greatly affected on this matter. Teachers use the combination of social and interpersonal communication in a day-to-day basis. They exercise communicating interpersonally obviously, in line with the demand of their work as well as the need to acquaint in communicating online in fetching materials, sources of their lessons, and other matters that need to be done through online.
Moreover, social media platforms form a great divide and a challenge to the teachers in terms of their experience whether they early get inclined to these platforms or not. In addition, being in the 21st century, teachers immerse to these platforms and live with it.
Social media figuratively gave the teachers’ way of communication anew. Teachers use different social media platforms to communicate according to their age, sex, and their years in the service.
There are features in social media communication that help its users to communicate formally, effectively, and even funny that help them enhance
their verbal communication according to a study. There are also illustrations to where teamwork gets easier because of the fast information dissemination with the help of social media.
The interpersonal communication of the teachers after engaging to social media talks a lot of their improved empathy or understanding to their co teachers. They seemed more empathic when someone needs a help that can be reached out right away.
The flow of their communication also develops importantly as they can filter and think more what they will say to them before sending it unlike when you say it personally.
There are more engagement with the use of social media that make them connect with one another like posting words of encouragements, good comments to someone’s post, reaching to co-teacher about the lesson materials, and even administer meetings that help them efficiently.
Social media certainly influenced the way people communicate with one another, there might be negative sides but truly, there are also positive phase in some professional manner like exemplified above. Social media when used well is an effective tool to run a good environment that will help people in almost all ways. It is a venue to help communicate effectually as well as a means to connect to others proficiently.