We can communicate through code as youngsters in chat, do remain anonymous behind the screen of a computer and under a pseudo name, but not forever. Sooner or later we have to rid ourselves of the masks and accommodate others in our hearts, not in our meeting rooms. Today, the youth do not need extensive letters, placed in envelopes with stamps. These have been replaced by the screen and keyboard, or cell phone. From an early age, children learn to use IM like Yahoo, MSN, ICQ or Skype software. They are freely available to existing applications, quick and easy.
The Internet allows them to penetrate the barriers of time and space, allowing them access to any part of the planet, though confined to their personal computers or mobile phones. This makes them indeed pragmatic, but distant, people like the technology they use. However do are online communications which alienate us, or our alienation is the? that motivates us to develop this type of communication? What will happen with a generation that knows no other way to interact is not through cable or wireless technology? Everything is connected as a child, I never dreamed that devices that we saw in science fiction came to be tools for daily use at an early age. Small, if we wanted to play with friends, we used an ancient tool called feet. We walked to their homes to talk to them. By formalism, they generally were the mothers of my friends with whom I should talk first. Today, we can send messages to our friends instantly using mobile phones.
And of course, there is no need of asking anyone for permission to do so. Young people primarily speak with your friends by SMS, by replacing the words with acronyms, and feelings by emoticons. It would seem that even relations have become virtual something for our children.