Social Media Use and Impact on Interpersonal Communication

  • Yerika JimenezEmail author
  • Patricia Morreale
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 529)


This research paper presents the findings of a research project that investigated how young adult interpersonal communications have changed since using social media. Specifically, the research focused on determining if using social media had a beneficial or an adverse effect on the development of interaction and communication skills of young adults. Results from interviews reveal a negative impact in young adult communications and social skills. In this paper young adult preferences in social media are also explored, to answer the question: Does social media usage affect the development of interaction and communication skills for young adults and set a basis for future adult communication behaviors?


Social media Social interaction Interpersonal communications Young adults 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceKean UniversityUnionUSA

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