Cell Phones And Its Effects On Society Essay

796 Words Oct 7th, 2015 4 Pages
In the age of rapidly advancing technology, many people own a cell phone, regardless of how old they are. Over the past few years, cell phone use has increased and even children are starting to use them. With all of these personal communications at our finger tips, a system needs to be agreed upon on the proper use of cell phones in public , and, more importantly, business settings. If people do not exercise restraint in regards to using their cell phone, they are more likely to experience decayed social and professional interactions. Using a phone excessively in social settings can be very disrespectful towards the individuals who are with the user. It is even worse if a cell phone is used excessively in a business setting because it can make the user look unprofessional. Thankfully, there are certain things people can do to cut back on their cell phone use. Having an important conversation with someone can be increasingly difficult if they won’t stop checking their phone. This can be very annoying to people who prefer face to face interactions. Society has collectively learned about things such as table manners, dinndining and RSVP’ing to invitations, but the line is blurry when it comes to cell phone use (Armstrong, 2009, para 3). The reason for unclear social use is due to the way this new technology expanded into society so quickly, that no formal rules could be set in place. Armstrong (2009), co-owner of Palette Public Relations Inc., suggests that there is…

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