The Negative Effects Of Technology And Social Relationships

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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…
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 classrooms, theaters, or libraries, mainly because they distract people. A restaurant in Washington DC called Rogue 24 prohibits the use of cell phones and cameras while dining at their premises. The eatery, which offers a 24-course dinner for $175 per person, makes their customers sign a two-page contract that makes sure they won’t bring out their cell phones while dining at their establishment. The contract stipulates that, “all diners should be allowed to enjoy the experience, undistracted, that is

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