Developments in the communication technology directly affect our life, they make our life easier and comfortable but also they change our habits. Email communication, which is fast and easy way to contact with people take the place of “old method”, letters. It is a cheap and useful way to communicate for people who use computers. But as in the story of “You’ve Got Mail”, sometimes people use email to communicate with people who don’t know well. And it is open to question that all affects email communication are beneficial.
The movie “ You’ve Got Mail” gives examples of difficulties of using email. Because there is lack of physical interaction, it takes much time for people to learn more about others. Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) communicated by email for long time but they didn’t know much about each other. Because they knew little information about each other they had trust problem. So they did not want to give personal information initially. Therefore they had problems when they met each other physically. Because they tried to show parts of their characters to each other, which they like, it was not easy for them to see whole identity of each other when they meet physically.
But while communicating with e-mail people can easily express some of their feelings, which they can’t talk about them in daily life, so Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly could talk about things, which they couldn’t say to their partners, who they lived with. But on the other side they were not afraid of sharing some of their thoughts with their email friends, which is an advantage of email. For instance Kathleen Kelly confessed to Joe Fox that she couldn’t say her real thoughts to people when she is angry. Their relationship relies upon communication so they have to talk about and discuss their problems that their real life friends or relatives did not care about. For example they chatted about coffee, which is a silly topic to talk about in daily life.
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In the movie Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox lived in same neighborhood, they have many common habits, but in daily life they have no chance to found a good relationship. Email communication enables them also because they get rid off their social identities they did not have any problems about prejudice. And they have problems about social identities and prejudices when they met physically.
You’ve Got Mail underlines the change in the style of people that caused by technological development. With Email friendship they were able to escape from their boring daily life, which causes ill relations in crowded city life. They were able to meet with people on net who share same thoughts.