Positive Effects of Technology on Society. Essay

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Shawn Ellis

The Postitive Effects of Technology on Society.

In the last twenty years the computer has changed the way we work, live, and communicate. This incredible form of technology is a major part in our society today. Social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace have made communicating with our peers more convenient than ever before. Websites like YouTube have made people overnight celebrities and the Internet as a whole has made our society run more efficiently. Overall I believe that the digital revolution brought upon by computers have made our society a better place.

As a college student the computer has benefited myself in many ways. When a professor assigns me a paper to write, my first instinct is to
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I checked with the local doctor and he prescribed me some medicine but I still was not feeling well. So I did some research online by typing some of my symptoms on a Google search and it automatically redirected me to a website called WebMD. On WebMD I was able to diagnose what was wrong with me and took the advice it gave me. Within a few days of taking advise from WebMD I felt much better and recovered completely from my illness. The best part about the whole experience was that I avoided the costs of a doctor. I believe that online is a safer source than just seeing one doctor at an office because there are multiple doctors posting about a single issue. For example in my case I had a fever caused by mosquitoes and there were more than five doctors that posted advice on how to take care off the issue. In addition there were also other people who had a similar issue like mine and I was able to blog with them on the WebMD website. With the help of such websites even health has been positively effected.

Even simple things like how to change a car battery or how to tie a tie, are found online. Some even look online to select what kind of teacher they want. In “Grading Professors”, by Wendy Kim, Kim explains how the website Ratemyprofessors.com (RMP) influences her decision to pick a course in college. Kim claims ” RMP is full of useful information that can help students make informed decisions when it comes to choosing teachers and preparing for a

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