The Negative Consequences Of Cellphone Addiction

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Technology has been advancing little by little. Every time it advances something new comes out. It has positive outcomes as well as negative outcomes. Cellphone addiction is destroying human interactions. We don’t’ communicate by talking anymore, we use technology to communicate. When technology wasn’t around, we would wait weeks to get a response from the person we wanted to talk to. “Remember when people communicated with Europe by letter and it took a couple of weeks to get a reply?” (Goldberger, 236). Now, we just take out our smartphones or any technology we have to talk to that person. It only takes a few seconds to get the respond. “Faxes and computers and e-mails because of its ability to intrude into every moment in every possible …show more content…
Social media has many things you can do. Even university’s use technology for their incoming freshman to their campus. It’s weird how the schools use technology as much as we do. They have apps where they can help the students find their dorm room and even find out ahead of time who are their roommates. “He installed Yale-specific apps on his phone that provides information about when the washers and dryers in the basement of his dorm are available, the daily menus of each dining hall, ratings of local restaurants, student contact information, the entire list of classes and an interactive campus map that shows you where you are and where are you going” (Kline, 499). You can find someone on social media and learn about them real quick. Hayden friended and followed his roommates. “Immediately has access to each other’s prom pictures, family vacation shots, performance videos, philosophical musing.” (Kline, 499). In the class, when we do essays we have to type them instead of rewriting it in the paper and use white-out when we mess up or correct something; or when we do research papers. “I disappeared down when I researched papers for history and English because I couldn’t find quite what I was looking for, or because I had to go through so much material to find examples for my thesis: When you can type a few words into a search engine and land on your topic” (Kline, …show more content…
When we use our cellphones we engage all of our focus to it and we don’t pay attention to our surroundings. “You are there, but you are not there.” (Goldberger, 236). When we use our phones we miss out on so many beautiful things. Being addicted to our cellphones has caused us to lose connection with other people. When were talking to each other we don’t really pay attention, because were to busy either in social media or texting. “When you walk along the street and talk on the cellphone you are not in the street sharing the communal experience of urban life. You are in some other place-some place at the other end of your phone conversation” (Goldberger, 236). Walking along the great urban street is an amazing

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