November 4, 2014
Essay # 3
In this day and age, acquiring a cell phone has become a necessity as opposed to luxury because of its multiple uses. It has revolutionized the way we communicate. For example, cell phones are a convenience of having fast communication and available tools to obtain help, seek information, share information, and being closer to our peers. In case of any emergency they are a handy source of fast communication. As a result, cell phones can be very useful because of all the tools it provides. There are many ways how cell phones are a convenience. Cell phones are suitable in case of emergencies. One example comes from the book, The Cell Phone Reader, by Paul Leonardi. In the book Leonardi states, “Participants also gave numerous examples of how cell phones could not only be used to react in a situation in which an emergency occurred, but that they could also be used proactively to thwart emergencies or avoid dangerous situations” (209). Similarly, a mother from Houston collapsed next to her 2-year-old daughter, the 2 year old then starting playing with her mothers phone and accidently dialed the last number, which was her grandmother. The grandmother knew something was wrong and went to her daughter’s house only to find her off conscience. The cell phone saved the mothers life thanks to her daughter by accidently calling the grandmother. Cell phones are useful in all types of emergency situations and should be considered a great asset.
Another reason why cell phones are favorable is because it’s a fast communication to family and friends that are not near us. We can call, text, and FaceTime. As oppose to sending letters, which takes much longer. For example, I keep in touch with my family that lives in Mexico through FaceTime and emails. It makes it much easier to communicate with them, and makes it less of a burden that they live so far from me. In the end, cell phones have helped me in many communicative situations.
Cell phones have helped us all in different situations. It has helped me learn, and kept me up to date with my peers. Cell phones have created a multitasking ability that was never possible before. There are endless possibilities when it comes to cell phones.