Recently, mobile phones, short message (SMS) and multimedia message (MMS) services, and the Internet have become available to most people in developed countries almost all time. Such new communication means have unconsciously affected behavior of most people, especially the young, as they depend heavily on them in their daily life. Many sociologists have started the notice that human behavior in society has been affected negatively. Therefore, many sociologists have carried out extensive research to study the impact of new communication means on the way we behave and act. Some people disagree and believe that the new means of communication have made life easier and helped human beings to save time.
Some people find it overwhelming when it comes to manage their social relationships and have issues when confronted with human contact. Cell phone users feel as though they can say almost anything they want too because it gives them a sense of power. Cyberbullying is a major issue that has become popular between teenagers. Behavior tends to change when teenagers feel they can hide behind a cell phone;... ... middle of paper ... ...et cell phones take complete control over their lives. Once a cell phone addiction is formed it can be hard to break and can become a real problem in day to day life for the owner.
In the field of social work, where the helping relationship is paramount, the debate of using technology in practice and with clients has no easy answer. Being a young adult in this generation, the use of technology and social media is pretty constant in my everyday life. I have social media accounts that I use regularly to share photos and keep in touch with friends and family. I pay bills and conduct business through online means, rather than by mail. Perhaps my favorite use of technology is that I can buy anything I want at just the click of a button, and have everything delivered to my doorstep in a matter of days.
The advancement of the cell phone has caused social networks to become utilized more than at home or on the computer. Social networking has risen and caused specifically the younger generation to withdraw from verbal social communication, thus becoming anti-social and awkward. Communication is a necessity all human beings need to commune with one another. Over the last decade or so it has become a lost art with the advancement of technology, mostly in the cell phone. Although technology is an exceptionally important part of life, perhaps there could be a misinterpretation or misuse on when and how to use this technology.
Furthermore, users could adjust their presence information, including automatically log in or log off their IM systems as well as control the amount of idle time. Due to its convenience, the population of IM users has increased significantly in recent years; however there are a great number of potential negative effects of IM that should be noticed at workplace. To begin with, one of the worst demerits of IM is 'the tendency for IM messages to break one's concentration while focused on another task' (Cameron & Webster 2005, p.97). Most office buildings are commonly equipped with Wireless Internet and thus if there are incoming messages, it will be self-regulating to notify employees by a small led lights or a short ring which lead them to easily neglect their affairs. Although most people become aware that the inbox can be checked later, they cannot wait until break time because of their curiosities.
Today, both teens and adults depend a lot on their cell phones. This is mainly because it has become part of there daily activities. It is very common in today’s world to constantly see a person on their phone anywhere you go. People are seen texting in cars, schools, malls, restaurants and any other place. Since society has began to relay more on there phones, texting, and the internet people are repetitively saying that this is a disadvantage because of the less use of books and the traditional research writing, but this is not necessarily true.
Computers range from huge desktop mainframes, laptops, tablets to modern day mobile phones. Computers have been used for panning, implementation, designing, educating, inventing and even solving day to day life problems. Computer usage has increased over the last few decades due to the availability and accessibility of computers and internet based applications. While the question of whether people are over-dependent on computers may vary from individuals to groups of people, I think that computers have been too involved in the lives of people and vice versa. As much as computers make the life of humans significantly easy and efficient, there are however a group of people has become addicted to computers in that they cannot spend hours or days without logging into their computers.
Now there is also the cons to having a cell phone. Students have become addicted to their cell phones. It is hard to find a group of teenagers who are not constantly on their phones, snapping “selfies”, updating a status, texting someone, or playing games (The Cell Phon... ... middle of paper ... ... trace. Other main cons are the fact that students could easily be distracted by technology in school. Students could access the internet and play games or play games that are pre downloaded to their phones.
Some of the main advantages disclosed that with the busy lifestyle of individuals nowadays people just do not have time to date or go out and meet people the traditional way, online dating is let’s just say handy. The users can access the site anytime and in few minutes if they have a PC or a mobile device and an internet connection. Likewise, there is a higher chance of meeting someone with similar interests as the information provided leads to better understanding of each other
Undoubtedly, mobile phones have become a great part of our society. Mobile phones have been quickly moving their way into people everyday lives since the mid 1980s, particularly with the opening of camera phones. Some people argue that mobile phone has made the most prople frustrated that eventually led to severe outcomes. Though there are a several negative aspects about cell phones, at the same time it is not easy to deny that the creation of mobile phones has impacted the lives of many of us in a positive way.