Technology Effects On Communication

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Technology has progressed gradually throughout the years. From teenagers to adults, and even elders, everyone has a cell phone now; the fundamental way to communicate with others is through texting and calling. Text messaging has changed the way we communicate, but it also has changed the meaning of sentences, punctuations, and grammar. When we have to talk someone our first instinct is to call someone because its so convenient. Not only technology taking over but its taking over who we are as a person. “Thumbs are stronger, attention shorter, temptation everywhere: We can always be, mentally, digitally, someplace other than where we are” (Meena Hart). When During my research, I have found that technology has a negative impact on way the we …show more content…
Over the past few years’ technology has grown a lot. The growth of cell phones became rapid very fast. “In 1997, no 13-year olds that were studied owned a mobile device, but by 2001 90% of teens interviewed owned one” (Ling, 2004). Most teenagers and adults carry a cell phone with them now. “American Life Project has found that cell phone ownership among adults has exceeded 90%. Cell phones are now being used by 91% of adults” (Lee Rainie). Teenagers and adults are going to lose sight on how to communicate with others because of how addicted they are to their phones. For most millennia’s, “Texting is an especially important mode of communication for many teens. Some 88% of teens have or have access to cell phones or smartphones and 90% of those teens with phones exchange texts. A typical teen sends and receives 30 texts per day” (Amanda Lenhart). That is 30 sentences that could have been face-to-face, where a person is forced to express emotion and respond to others. Since a lot of people have cell phones now, most of them would rather text and call, rather than communicating face to face. Cell phones have become popular everywhere in the world. “In the UK, for example, 90% of 16 to 24-year-olds exchange texts with friends and family at least once a day, followed by social networking at 74%, mobile phone calls at 67%, and face-to-face contact …show more content…
A cell phone is a modern day distraction. It accompanies us wherever we go demanding our attentions through out the day. Everyone knows that you need to have physical communication with people because its healthy but a lot of us are losing that communication because we are to absorbed in our phones. Instead of talking face to face with others we would rather look down at our phones and scroll through our social media while being talked to, this problem has evolved quickly. In relationships this has became a problem, instead of getting their full attention they may be to absorbed in their phones which could be ruining your relationships. A cell phone shouldn’t be a reason why your significant other can’t be getting your full attention. “A survey found that almost three quarters of women in committed relationships feel that smartphones are interfering with their love life and are reducing the amount of time they spend with their partner” (Sarah Griffiths). If people can’t maintain a relationship because of a cell phone that’s an issue. A lot of people these days are struggling with communicating already because they don’t know what to say when they are in silence so instead they look at their phone. People have difficulties now being able to sit down with family or a friend for dinner and not looking at their cell phone. Cell phones are already banned when we are in

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