Next Week: Anyone up for an online chat?
A report by market research company Epinion and media communications agency OMD Viet Nam shows that fewer than a third of Viet Nam's 14.4 million youngsters aged from 13 to 21 year are not comfortable talking to their friends in person. Most say they'd rather use a chat app.
The report said how people felt online was far more important to them than real life. For instance, a "like" on an Instagram picture is more valuable to them than a verbal compliment. And 47 percent prefer to use emojis to express feelings rather than actual words.
The traditional culture of Viet Nam society is that people like to talk, wherever they are. But times appear to be changing.
What do you think about this? Do you experience the same issue in your countries? Do you think such change is good for society and the life of people?
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