Data Points: Social Butterflies

Face-to-face is still the preferred way to communicate with friends and family

As much as we're attached to our screens, we still prefer looking people in the eye when we communicate. According to a survey by Ipsos MediaCT's Motion Picture Group of frequent social media users, 53 percent of people prefer to talk face-to-face when communicating with family. When you include calling and texting, the figure rises to 88 percent. When it comes to friends, the number preferring non-online communication is still high, to 76 percent. When it comes to conversing with co-workers and others, most of us are happy to stick with email, texts and other electronic modes of communication, though.