The impact of mobile technology on people’s lives
Posted on April 27, 2012 by guirong zhang
One of the priority tasks of the Literary High Street project is to allow users access the website primarily with mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Except of developing a unique mobile experience for users, it drives me to start exploring the influences of mobile technology to human’s lives as it is being so widely used in modern society. As we all know, the world is being connected much closer because of the development of information technology. The evolution of the information technology shows how human’s lives are being changes. Speaking of the advanced information technology today, mobile technology cannot be ignored. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’s “The World in 2010″ report, 90% of the world population has access to mobile networks (Shein, 2010). What’s more, it is estimated that mobile devices are going to replace PCs when people are surfing the webs by the year 2013. Also, mobile technology will also occupy people’s daily lives in many aspects in the future. For example, it will replace credit or debit card to make a payment, it will obsolete the digital camera to take photos and it will replace video players to play videos. There is no doubt that mobile devices have already penetrated in people’s daily lives. If you do not admit it, think about what is the first thing you touched in the morning? Your toothbrush, parents? No, it’s your mobile phone. Mobile technology brings lots of positive effects to human’s lives but it takes some negative influences to us as well.
Mobile technology improved people’s lives in many different aspects. Firstly, it makes people become much closer with each other through texting, social networking apps, video or voice phone calling and any other social activities. It provides users various contact ways to satisfy different needs. People can choose the most comfortable and suitable way...
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