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Social Technology Essay

Technology and Social Media Essay

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What about communication? We live in the year 2014 and you could say we live in the most tech savvy times. We are blessed with smartphones and quick computers to reach anyone at any time. Most would say we can communicate in many efficient ways like social media and texting. 91% of Americans have a cell phone and aren’t afraid to us them but is it really a blessing? Technology has changed the way we speak and act; we are obsessed with our phones, we cannot socialize face-to-face, and have lost or imagination. Technology has changed the way we speak and act because we are obsessed with it. How many times have we seen on the news when apple comes out with their new product lines and tents on the sidewalks? Too many; and it is because…show more content…

What about communication? We live in the year 2014 and you could say we live in the most tech savvy times. We are blessed with smartphones and quick computers to reach anyone at any time. Most would say we can communicate in many efficient ways like social media and texting. 91% of Americans have a cell phone and aren’t afraid to us them but is it really a blessing? Technology has changed the way we speak and act; we are obsessed with our phones, we cannot socialize face-to-face, and have lost or imagination. Technology has changed the way we speak and act because we are obsessed with it. How many times have we seen on the news when apple comes out with their new product lines and tents on the sidewalks? Too many; and it is because we want the new technology and it consumes us. 67% of people say they continuously check their devices even without an alert. People on dates don’t really have a date because both of them are too busy texting or tweeting about what a great time they are having when they haven’t said 2 words to each other. Just like in most cases over-use of something can have consequences so does overdosing with the cell phone. We don’t live in the moment and we live a life half lived. We are too busy to stop and enjoy what life has given us. Technology has sawed the way we speak and act because we have lost the ability to socialize face-to-face. Marriage rates dropped 20% from 1960 because of technology. People think there is someone better out there for

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The Effects of Technology in our Social Life!

September 27, 2010

There are many challenges that my generation faces, and at fifteen I don’t know which one is most important, but the one that I notice the most is how much technology impacts the way we act socially. While phones and computers have a positive and convenient purpose they aren’t always used effectively, especially when people overuse them. Some examples are the use of social networks such as, Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter.

Many teens enjoy some of these ways of communicating. The problem however, is that they use them for many hours at a time and sometimes in place of talking to each other face to face, especially now with video chat and the ability to talk on phones through the computer. There is even a new program for Wii called Wii Speak where you can talk to other people who have Wii’s through a Wii as well as leaving messages and sending pictures to them. So many other things that originally had a purpose to be a convenient communicating tool have evolved into social devices. Phones used to be simple and helpful in emergencies, but now they are more complex and used for texting and Internet access. Many times when I hang out with my friends, instead of talking to me they text other friends. I find it very rude to completely ignore the person you’re with in order to text someone else.

I know I’m only fifteen and I don’t know how to make this issue disappear, but that won’t stop me from trying to reduce the problem. Mainly people are going to have to realize the importance of face-to-face contact, and decide that they want to use social networks less. For example, people should talk to other people on social networks only if they have something important to say to the other person and not when you just want to randomly talk to them. If you just want to talk to them but not for a real reason then you should meet up in person. Also, people should stop wasting time by going on silly websites like Twitter. It’s really not necessary to share everything you’re doing with the world. I think that over time this social challenge will be resolved if we all help change it.