Informative Essay: Does Technology Make You More Alone?

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Garo Berberian Freshman English Q Instructor: Ryan McGohon Due date: 11/5/2015 Does technology make you more alone? With the entry of technology, humankind built up the capacity to communicate around the world. However, there were many debates whether technology changed the way of socializing with people. Despite the fact that technology has its positive sides, it ought to be found in a negative light. As technology made people's lives easier, they lost their social skills. The problem is that Nowadays' generation is failing to understand the epidemic of communicating via internet and its side effects. Social network, also referred to as a virtual community, is a platform that unites individuals to communicate. For instance, using it to email co-workers or instant message friends. Although it makes people's lives easier, it serves as an adverse tool of communication. The individual won't have face to …show more content…

The experiment was based on 1319 responses to an online questionnaire. People were asked how much they used the internet and for what purposes. The respondents were aged 16 to 51, with an average age of 21. The authors found that a small number of users had developed a compulsive internet habit, replacing real life social interaction with online chat rooms and social networking sites. They classed 18 respondents, 1.2% of the total as Internet addicts. This group spent more time on sex, gambling and online community websites. "This study reinforces the public speculation that over-engaging in websites that serve to replace normal social function might be linked to psychological disorders like depression and addiction."

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