Cell Phone Analysis

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ACST 200
Object Analysis Paper
9.27.10
Cell Phones
It is nearly impossible to walk into any public place without seeing at least one person talking or texting on their cell phones. Cell phones have become such a part of our everyday life it’s hard to imagine a world without them. Cell phones not only have become part of our lives, for some people they are their life. What I mean by that is you can tell a lot about a person by how they use their cell phone, what type of cell phone they have including brand, color, and style yet still there are even more cultural ideologies associated with cell phones that I am going to look at in this paper.

The first cultural ideology I think of when it comes to cell phones is what kind of phone someone has. Is it the newest high tech gizmo gadget with all the extras that costs a fortune or is it just a plain Jane pay as you go Wal-Mart bought cell phone. The more expensive and high tech the phone usually means the more tech savvy or business orientated the person is. They are looking to use their phone for more than just making and receiving calls. Expensive high tech smart phones are usually associated with younger people as well. You don’t see too many 90 year olds at the nursing home listening to the latest hip-hop video on You-tube with their cell phone, but you do see many teenagers who think the cooler the cell phone they have the cooler they will be. Smart phones are also for people who are very busy with their work. For example people with Blackberry’s usually have them because of work and need to be reached by email at all time. I personally prefer to have a cell phone that is inexpensive yet functional with good service and is easy to text on because that is what I use it the most for. I don’t have the internet on my phone and don’t seem to mind it. I think I would be too distracted with it and would not like to pay that much money for it when I have a computer I could use. I think I am definitely the minority...
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