Technology Today

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Eric Meyers
English 051
Mr. Wilt
12/08/10
Technology Today

Today’s technology is progressing faster than anyone has ever expected and is changing the way that we live our lives. Technology is helping us in some ways, but it is also hurting us in other ways. The biggest change that we are experiencing is the way that we communicate. We have many different ways to communicate with each other, especially compared to 20 years ago. We now have cell phones that can do just about anything and that make our daily lives much easier and help us to get things done in a more orderly fashion. The top three things changed communications are the texting, social networking, and the Smart phones. In my opinion the pro’s outweigh the con’s in the new ways of communication. It is not only a good way to keep in contact with friends and family, but it can help save lives in emergencies.

Texting is becoming one of the most popular forms of communication. It is very convenient because it makes getting in contact with someone very simple and you don’t have to interrupt people while they are having conversations. You can see pictures and videos that your friends or family wanted you to see that they recorded, just by having them choose the picture and then having them send it to your phone, where you can then view the pictures or watch the video. Texting is very basic, when you want to talk to someone you use your phone key pad and you simply hit the letters on the keys to spell the word. Then you just continue from there to complete what message you need to send to that person. It takes time to really get good at texting, but once you get it your going to be hooked.

Texting can be good in many ways and many parents like texting because it is one of the quickest ways to get a hold of one of their children. A lot of kids do not answer their phone for calls because they are in class or they are having a conversation and they do not want to be rude and interrupt the person...
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