Is Social Media Killing In-Person Communication? 


By Brazen Edwards

As an artist, I have to use social media to stay relevant in today’s world. I must showcase my worldwide travels and entice collectors to buy my artwork. But has it improved my social circle and provided real meaningful relationships?

We spend many hours scrolling mindlessly through Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit feeds, and it can erode our interpersonal relationships if we’re not careful. I’ve always instilled the rule of “no phones at the dinner table” in my household, so when you sit down to eat with your loved ones, they get your undivided attention. It’s not a nice feeling when you’re sitting across from someone, and they pull out their phone, virtually ignoring your presence. It’s become such an ingrained practice that many people don’t mean to be rude; it’s just become a habit.

But if we want to be mindful of our relationships, it’s…

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