Cell Phones And Social Media

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In today’s world, we are so wrapped up with what is on our phones or devices that we often don’t focus on the world around us. Go to any restaurant and you will see couples not even talking to each other, but rather sitting there being alone together. They’ll sit in silence, not even exchanging words or glances until the food comes to the table or something else happens that sparks conversation. What is it about our phones that we are so enamored by? Perhaps it’s social media or messaging others. Maybe we just are so bored with life that the majority of our time is occupied with false realities in games and sometimes even social media. Those who have grown up in this generation of technology don’t even know what it’s like to not have their …show more content…
The next innovation would be the cell phone. In 1973, Martin Cooper invented the first official cell phone. While it looked very different than the devices we use today and call cell phones, it performed its intended function as far as mobile communication goes. From there, the Internet was created, along with social media and smartphones. All of these technologies have made life easier because we can now send a message to someone quickly rather than having to write a letter and waiting for it to get to the recipient. Also, it has created new possibilities in the medical field as well as many other occupational fields. Lastly, it allows for vital information to be sent and received quicker, such as an announcement in the news to watch out for a certain criminal. While technology is a good thing, it can also be a bad thing. Many studies have been done to show the negative effects of technology. These negative effects range from social issues to health issues as well as environmental issues. One of the social issues is social isolation. Since social media and technology in general have become so important in our daily lives, people have started withdrawing from social activities and lacking human contact. If you walk around a …show more content…
There are so many benefits but yet so many negative effects of technology. Imagine that the good is on one side of a scale and the bad is on the other. With the amount on each side, it would be almost even, so it is hard to tell whether our society would truly be better with or without technology. Perhaps if schools taught students not to overuse technology and explained why, then that would help the good outweigh the bad. Some of the negative effects can be fixed and turned into benefits with a little bit of assistance, such as the limiting of “screen time” to help increase social interaction, which would then increase mental and physical health. Also, if schools and other places taught how to properly dispose of e-waste, then the pollution would decrease. Overall, technology can be very helpful in our daily lives, but it can also harm us if we use it too much. It’s like how certain medications can help when you are sick, but if you take too much, you could overdose. Everything is okay in moderation, and that is exactly how technology should be

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