Can net communication decrease humanity?

Source:http://wheelerblogs.com/2012/07/30/infographic-the-psychology-of-social-networking-sites/

Social networking has great and bad aspects, on one hand we can feel that the world has become flat, yes now we can go online and find mostly everyone and also get in contact we people that we never thought  we will do it again,  net communication is cheap, almost always fast and can be access almost everywhere in the world.On the other hand even tho we are communicating more and the access to communication has increased, our communication skills have decreased.

Source:http://www.maximumadvantage.com/communication-skills/

The basic communication process involved simple steps: message-encode-send-decode and interpreter, still it can lead to misinterpretations, but with body language chances were that the message was going to be interpreter as expected.

The fact the people like to communicate more by using social media and even worst choosing technology over verbal communication, makes me feel that we are decreasing our humanity, a personal touch is what makes socialization and behavior better, how can we socialize , keep or create new relationships without a personal touch?

“I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.” ~ Albert Einstein

source:http://goingwitheddie.com/2012/12/15/i-fear-the-day-when-the-technology-overlaps-with-our-humanity-the-world-will-only-have-a-generatio-n-of-idiots/