Summary: The Evolution Of Cell Phones

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Cell phones have been around for almost four decades and continue to improve along with technology. The evolution of the cell phones has changed overtime and is still improving as of today. As for now, cellphones have been around for almost four decades. The different aspects of using a cell phone have changed throughout the years. Back in the day cell phones have was just a standard small size that only could be used for calling. Now it has gradually transitioned into a smart phone that has the capability to do almost anything. Society has definitely been impacted by cell phones. According to a research study, Aaron Smith states that
Nearly two-thirds of American adults (64%) now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 58% in early 2014. Smartphone
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Things such as cameras, radios, board games etc. are rarely being used anymore since almost anything can be done on a smart phone. This shows the evolution of the cell phone has changed a lot with numerous amounts of features. Many of the smart phone users rely on their phone when assessing the internet. Smith states that “15% of Americans ages 18-29 are heavily dependent on a smart phone for online access.”(1) Since the internet is much easier to obtain on a smart phone, a lot of people are going to use it instead a laptop or computer. According to the article, “A substantial majority of smart phone owners use their phone to follow along with news events near and far…” (Smith 1) The online access from the smart phone is being used to connect from any place at any …show more content…
In the 21st century, electronic communication tools, such as mobile or cell phones, text messaging, email, instant messaging (IM), and social networking websites, have become increasingly important to adolescents in maintaining their social networks. Some adolescents use these technologies to harm their peers… (Carter, Wilson 115)
The youth are receiving cellphones at in early age which they began to learn a lot more about certain things while operating it. Cyberbullying is on the rise and many children and teenagers are the contributing factor of it. Charlie Osborne states that “The more extensively teenagers use their cellphones, the greater their risk of exposure to both experiencing and engaging within inappropriate mobile activity.” (para. 3) There are so many social networks that the youth can access and become involved in cyberbullying such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so much more. According to research, “46 percent of heavy users experience cyberbullying on their cell phones, a much higher rate compared to just 23 percent of teenagers who are within the 'normal usage ' bracket.” (Osborne, para.4) This shows that cyber bullying affect those who are always on their cell phones even though it could always depend on the

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