Technology: The Invention of The Cell Phone

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Technology has been a part of Americans’ lives for several years and continues to improve. It has given society an easier way to communicate with family and friends with one simple device, the cell phone. A cellular phone is the most common type of technology used by all groups of people including parents, teenagers, and even young children. The number of people who own a cell phone also continues to increase, causing a huge distraction on society. Cell phones seem to own a person as they depend on their phone for almost everything. Though the cell phone was invented for beneficial purposes, people have completely misused this device which has caused negative effects in their lives including the people around them. The cell phone was first introduced by the means of improving and simplifying communication. With this device, people could make a quick phone call or send text messages. After access to communication, a new type of cell phone was released called a “smart phone,” which gave a wide variety of entertainment including access to the internet, games, and different sorts of applications. A smart phone is what seems to be the most popular device that a person can own in modern day. Not only does almost every American own one, but they are more than likely addicted to it as well. In an article by Lauren D. Laporta, she states “Surveys indicate that more than 203 million Americans own a cell phone and as many as 30% say they cannot live without it (Laporta).” With access to the internet, teenagers usually spend their time on different kinds of social media. There are apps on these smart phones that allow a person to get on media such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Not only are people addicted to texting, but these social ... ... middle of paper ... ... Pathak, Ankita. "10 Bad Effects of Cellphone on Health." List Dose. N.p., 1 Apr. 2014. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. Rutgers University. "Danger of Cell Phone Use: While Walking Or Driving, Cell Phones Increase Traffic, Pedestrian Fatalities." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 March 2009. Laporta, Laren D. "Cellular Telephones: A New Addiction?" Psychiatric Times. N.p., 1 Oct. 2006. Web. 23 Apr. 2014. Neyfakh, Leon. "Texting and Driving: A Deadly Habit." The Week. N.p., 3 Nov. 2013. Web. 23 Apr. 2014. Park, Jane Shin. "The Real Risks of Texting and Driving." Teenvogue Content. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2014. Stewart, Erin. "Does Cell Phone Use Really Affect Our Communication Skills? - The Lance." The Lance. N.p., 25 Nov. 2013. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.
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