Ever since digital technology arrived in the last decades has changed how we communicate with people, and even though we enjoy the benefits of the technology and internet, which is a lot, we also must be aware of the many pitfalls.

Have you ever wondered how much things have changed since before all this technology, and how it affects your everyday life?

Your language, identity, and your social skills are all affected by this “amazing” opportunity.

At this present time, we don ́t think enough of all the negative sides with technology.

There are many negative arguments like, “we communicate so much online, that we don ́t communicate offline” This argument means that we rarely want to meet up with people in person and talk to one another, and we don ́t travel as much as we were used to for seeing our relatives.

Maybe the only time we meet up with our relatives are on the holidays, and that is in the light of the fact that today we can call them or just send a snapchat asking “how are you doing?”.

Many people also say that technology has been ruining children ́s social skills. Instead of going out and be socially active, they want to stay home on the internet.

People get so sucked up in the digital world, that they lose or more likely, forget how to be social in real life.

What happened with the times where you traveled all the way from Fredrikstad to Bodø to see your family for only a weekend or so, or when you went out to meet new people, and actually interact with other human beings?

You have also probably heard your grandma say “stop using all that youthful slang, this is the dining table with your family.

Not a disco with your friends.”, but you yourself think that this is all normal words, right? Well no, your language has been affected by social media.

How can technology and social media influence our language like that? Well, people get lazy and instead of writing “oh my god, that was so funny!” we write “omg lol”, and when this happens you start to talk like a social media robot