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Joseph Diaz
Ms. Gordon
English 10
30 April 2012

How Cell Phones Affect Social Behavior

The world has advanced too fast, that most of us act like we need technology in our daily lives. Cell phones have changed from a device used for emergencies to an everyday necessity. The downside - people can’t seem to communicate. Face to face talking is much, much difficult. It is easier to text someone to talk about a serious matter, or probably even ask someone out. No one can argue that teenagers, or even you children, spend a large amount of time talking to people they are not with, at the expense of those who are actually there. I can’t say I’m any better though, I usually just text someone to apologize instead of dealing with that face to face guilt. This is ridiculous, how a little gadget can completely change the way he live. It has a great effect in how individuals are interacting with society. Some of these include social isolation, a change in the concept of time and space (Fortunati, 2002), lack of face-to-face interaction (Thompson and Cupples, 2008), social absences and dependency (Reid and Reid, 2004), a negative effect on grammar, and increased social anxiety (Tully, 2003). The Change of Space and Time

Simple gadgets and devices are always trying to make life easier and bring friends and family closer together. Since the 18th century, the phone has been in a fixed location, usually in an office, school, or home, and you would have to be in that location where the phone was in order to be able to receive and answer incoming phone calls. With the development of technologies, instead of sitting there and waiting by the phone, the answering machine was created, which allows you to access messages from missed phone calls when you return to your home or office. Cellular phones have taken this concept and spun it around on itself (Corbett, 2009). With the continuous development of phones, people are able to remain in close contact with their family and...
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