Value of Community: A Key To Preserving Our Sense of Community
Facebook. Twitter. Emails. Instagram. Pinterest. Google Chat. WordPress. YouTube. LinkedIn. Vimeo. Tumblr. Flickr. Yelp. Foursquare. SnapChat. Text Messages. Hootsuite. Our day-to-day lives, relationships, and families have become inundated with the need to use and respond to an overwhelming number of social media outlets and communication apps. These apps can be very alienating and can distance people from each other and from their community. Indeed, family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals and social critics have debated the role of such technology and whether it promotes isolation, distancing between families and their larger communities, and impoverished relationships (Hughes & Hans, 2001). Bloggers, educators, researchers, and community members around the world have voiced their concerns and they question if technology is eroding our sense of community (Harwood & McIntosh, 2002; University of Missouri School of Journalism, 2012).
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2015
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