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The Negative Effects of Instant Messaging in the Workplace

- As the tremendous evolution of technology has quickly changed people's lives, instant messaging (IM) today is considered as a set of communication technologies used for text-based communication between two or more people. Garrett and Danziger (2008) demonstrate that people who utilize IM at work are likely to be interrupted less than non users and concurrently use computers to do both work-related and personal communication more regularly than others. However, this essay argues negative impacts resulting in losing concentration from work, increasing the distance among people and devaluating social language used in real life....   [tags: Concentration, Distance, Social Language]

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Instant Messaging the Conversation of Tomorrow

- Instant Messaging the Conversation of Tomorrow I can remember my first day here at Eastern Michigan University. I moved in all of my belongings, including the new computer my parents bought me to start off the new school year. After setting everything up in my room I hooked up the computer and signed on to my AOL Instant Messenger for the first time. I wanted a screen name that would some how reflect my personality and ended up with butterfly3742. The butterfly referring to my free spirit emerging from the cocoon of my parent’s home, and the 3742 was the last four digits of my brand new very own telephone number....   [tags: Computers Communication Essays]

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The Reality of Instant Messaging

- The Reality of Instant Messaging “Instant messaging, also referred to as IM or Buddy Lists, is a program or communication service that lets you communicate with someone else using the same program at the same time” ( It is a means of chatting where people send each other short messages electronically. It can be looked at as something between e-mail or a phone call; an e-mail allows you the time to think things out before you type, and a phone call which is an immediate conversation that is going on “right now,” which are both characteristics of IM....   [tags: Internet Communication IM Chat Essays]

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Instant Messaging and College Students

- Instant Messaging and College Students In the past few years, technology has taken over our world. Our lives are flowing rapidly into a technology-based planet; can you remember a time when people did not walk around with a cell phone attached to their heads. Do you recall a time when you had to pull out the map book to find directions instead of heading over to One of the newer technological devices to make its way into the United States, and especially into the lives of college students, is instant messenger....   [tags: Communication Computers Technology Essays]

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Instant Messaging

- Instant Messaging Instant messaging is a tool used by a vast majority of Internet users. This new tools has some advantages and some disadvantages. IM is used a lot of the time in education. It’s used for recruiting and admissions, student-faculty communications, library consultations, group projects, and immediate feedback, and discussions during lectures. Businesses are also finding instant messaging useful, as well as the deaf community. Some of the disadvantages are that teachers don’t feel comfortable using IM, instant messaging might interfere with students work, and viruses can be passed via instant messaging through links....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Instant Messaging

- Instant Messaging Instant messaging (IM) is the latest trend in communication, which allows two or more persons to communicate by typing in text form and the message being received in real time. This form of messaging, compared to e-mail, allows for quick and easy responses to satisfy ones need for instant and constant communication....   [tags: Internet Communication Web]

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Instant Messaging: Friend or Foe of Student Writing?

- Instant Messaging: Friend or Foe of Student Writing. Introduction With the commercial advent of the Internet and cell phones in the late 1990’s, technologies such as instant messaging (IM) and text messaging (TM) have achieved increasing prevalence in our society. These types of messaging technologies are widely used among adolescents today. To cite just one personal example of this widespread usage, my friend’s daughter, who is now 11 and lives in Ireland, got a cell phone last year, and, according to my friend, “was the last person in her class to get one.” This is quite an amazing change, given that ten years ago, instant messaging and text messaging were in their infancy, and cell phone...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Spatial Proximity During Virtual Communications: Emoticons

- In an effort to alleviate the lack of spatial proximity during virtual communication, emoticons are becoming increasingly prevalent in the realm of instant messaging. Emoticons can be utilized in many different contexts due to their correspondence with spoken and written English. When used appropriately, emoticons will bridge the gap between online and face-to-face communication, and possibly add a new element to the way people converse. Emoticons, or emotion icons, conveys the facial features of one person to another when dialogue is constricted by distance....   [tags: instant messaging, smiley face]

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Mobile Technology and the Library

- Ekart discusses unique approaches to reach people who are outside of a library. She stresses the fact that people cannot always be where the library staff is, but the library staff can always be available. One of the ways that she recommends reaching people is through IM (instant messaging). Some librarians hesitate to begin due to the fear of someone writing in the lingo “kids these days” (Quoted by Ekart, 2009) are using. Another fear is that some one will ask a technological question that the staff will not be able to answer....   [tags: Instant Messaging, Libraries]

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Writing for the Instant Messaging and Text Messaging Generation: Using New Literacies to Support Writing Instruction

- Today’s generation’s methods of reading, writing, and communicating are changing dramatically because of novel information and communication technologies, ICTs. With the evolution of social networks like Facebook and Twitter, text messaging, instant messaging, e-mails, blogs, and other websites and technologies, youth are communicating in a significantly different way than past generations. Sheelah M. Sweeny (2010) states in her article Writing for the Instant Messaging and Text Messaging Generation: Using New Literacies to Support Writing Instruction that, “Teachers may be concerned about the way some students write using these different ICTs, imagining the potential negative impact their...   [tags: Education, Writing]

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The Introduction of the Internet in the 1990s

- The introduction of the internet in the 1990s, comprising near-instant messaging solutions (email), instant messaging solutions (IM) and the World Wide Web, changed the nature of both commercial and social interactions. The invention of Web 2.0 (McAfee 2006) technology, which allows for two way method of communi-cation, interoperability and user generated contents (UGC), has enabled enterprises to create virtual communities and a collaborative environment to host web-based communities as a foundation for value creation....   [tags: www, instant messaging, social interactions]

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E-mail, Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms: The New Letter?

- E-mail, Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms: The New Letter. Personal communication over distance used to be laborious – considerable physical impediments slowed the process. In the 1800’s, an aristocratic gentlemen hand-penned a letter with a quill pen and bottled ink, sealed the envelope with melted wax, and sent a footman to hand-deliver the missive to his faraway love; in the midst of battle, foot-soldiers ran relays across hostile territories, rushing battle plans to waiting troops; news of the California gold rush galloped across America by horseback....   [tags: Communication Communicating Essays]

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The Influence of IM on Society

- The Influence of IM on Society Before I explore how a term like cyberculture has became a phenomena, I must first explain what cyberculture is. According to, cyberculture is the culture that emerges from the use of computers for communication and entertainment and business. When asked to do this research on communication and the changes society has gone through as a result of something technological, the first thing I thought of was instant messaging. In an article, Internet jargon, acronyms enter English language, Michelle Talsma sites Andrew Chang’s definition of IM language as, “A collection of abbreviations, acronyms, and phonetic replacements make up a kind of...   [tags: Cause Effect Instant Messaging Essays]

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Online Communication among Youth

- Technology has provided people with the means to do things that would other wise be impossible. However, while technology has provided the ability to communicate with people halfway across the world, some believe it has limited the interaction with those who are closest. Yahoo, MSN and AOL are not only top e-mail providers but also offer 'real time' messaging, or instant messaging. Instant messaging has far replaced e-mail as a form of communicating, especially among youth. According to a 2005 study done by Pew Internet and the American Life Project on the social impact of the Internet, 59 percent of individuals under the age of 30 were more likely to instant message....   [tags: Facebook Instant Messaging IM Social Networking]

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The Negative Impact of Text Messaging on Literacy

- Text messaging is damaging our literacy and communication skills as a society. Calling someone on the phone or writing them a letter is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. There is a new language that is being learned and not taught across the globe. It is the language of Textese, and it has quickly consumed the lives of millions across the world. There will always be the protector of language arts. These are the shrinking number of people everyone knows, that will continue to handwrite letters and sign them with proper English and etiquette....   [tags: Literacy Essays]

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Text Messaging and the Negative Effects on Teens

- The mobile phone, invented in 1979, by Douglas Han is one of many ways that has changed the way our society communicates. With the mobile phone comes a list of features and capabilities such as checking emails, Internet, taking pictures, viewing and recording video, and video calling. Out of all the features that are available with mobile phones, SMS has become the most commonly used feature in popular culture, especially with teenagers. Short Message Service (SMS) began as just an idea of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) in the mid 1980s; it wasn’t until the early 1990s that phone companies started to visualize the possibilities commercially (Crystal 3-4)....   [tags: Technology]

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Where Would We Be without Text Messaging?

- Where would we be without text messaging. Texting has grown widely over the last 20 years. In some ways, it has allowed us to be more efficient, independent, and direct. How did such a simple way of communicating lead to us to the millions and millions of text sent daily. The first text message was sent in 1992 by a 22 year old British engineer. Nokia was the first company to manufacture a mobile phone with a full keyboard. The phone was known as the Nokia 900i Communicator. By the year 2000, numbers increased from 0.4 texts per month per person to 35 per month since the year 1995....   [tags: modern communication technology]

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Text Messaging is Slows Down the Development of Literacy

- Around the years 2001 to 2004, more text capable cellular telephones became available to the general public. When these types of cellular telephones became available, the text messaging phenomenon began. More and more people decided that text based communication was the most efficient way to communicate. Due to this phenomenon, educators are becoming more aware of the effects of text based communication on the developmental learning of literacy. Text messaging is dumbing down literacy for future generations....   [tags: Literacy Essays]

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Text Messaging’s Effects on Our Society

- While text messaging has enabled us to have instant communication, it has impaired our society’s ability to communicate verbally, can potentially put users at risk, and allows users to exploit themselves and others in the touch of a button. Text messaging is “a form of wireless communication where users send or receive short, digital messages electronically” (Galloway-Shoemaker). Over the years, texting has developed into an exceedingly popular trend that the majority of Americans owning cellular phones use today....   [tags: Technology ]

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Text Messaging Enhances Language

- Text Messaging Enhances Language My younger brother sits as his computer everyday after work to "talk" to his friends through America Online (AOL) Instant Messaging (IM). They use terms like BRB (be right back) and LOL (laugh out loud) that seem a little confusing to the "out-dated" older sibling. It amazes me that he can carry on a conversation using abbreviations for virtually every word or phrase. It doesn't even bother him anymore that I peek over his shoulder to see what they're "talking" about, because he knows it's foreign to me and I can't understand it anyway....   [tags: Communication AIM Language Essays]

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Instant Messenger Programs

- Analysis of Instant Messenger Programs From telegrams to telephones, to emails and faxes, people have had a strong desire to be connected to one another. The onset of the information age has only increased that desire - to the point that people are seeking a constant connection. The introduction of instant messenger programs has allowed people to be connected and communicate in real-time. Instant messaging not only provides transfer of text messages, but peer-to-peer file sharing as well....   [tags: Communication Computers Internet Essays]

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My Social Relations Before the Internet and Instant Message Era

- Slowly we have misplaced our personal touch with each other through social media like Twitter, Facebook, or instant messaging. These sites have made our life stories conveniently cheapened. We have been pulled farther apart over the high speed connects of the Internet. My personal relationships before the Internet era had stronger community connections with friends and family members through physical bonding. On the other side of the coin, take daily behaviors with occupational networking; professional social websites can have greater effects to job opportunities....   [tags: connections, technology, networking]

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Instant Messenger Enhances Communication and Adds Richness to Life

- Instant Messenger Enhances Communication and Adds Richness to Life It’s after midnight and I need to talk to my sister about a family party we’re going to this weekend. The problem: she has two very young children, both with nine o’clock bedtimes. Do I dare call her, potentially waking the kids and incurring the wrath of an overtired mother. Wait, let me check my computer… Yes. She’s on instant messenger. Instant messaging, a relatively new form of communication, is a system in which the user can have a conversation with a friend by typing messages into a window on a computer screen....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Text Messaging

- Text messaging is a very controversial subject in our society, possibly even in other cultures. Some complain that texting is overused and abused while others praise the most recent developments and upgrades of texting. The pervasive use of text messaging in today’s society has many facets; however, the bad is said to outweigh the good. Any individual’s perspective on the issue will most likely depend on their age group or social class. For example, a fifteen year old would appreciate the convenience and speed of text messaging but a fifty year old would most likely not need the texting function on their cell phone; therefore, the speed and convenience of text messaging would become irrelev...   [tags: Benefits, Disadvantages, Cultures]

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Text Messaging

- Text messaging is a very controversial subject in our society today, possibly even in other cultures. Some complain that texting is overused and abused while others praise the most recent developments and upgrades of this form of communication. The pervasive use of text messaging in today’s society has many facets; however, the bad is said to outweigh the good. Any individual’s perspective on the issue will most likely depend on their age group or social class. For example, a fifteen year old would appreciate the convenience and speed of text messaging but a fifty year old would most likely not need the texting function on their cell phone; therefore, the speed and convenience of text m...   [tags: Advantages, Disadvantages, Consequences]

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Dangers of Cell Phones

- People out for a fun night together and everyone looking down at their phones. Everyone shooting texts, updating social media and answering calls. Cell phones have truly changed the way how people connect to other people. Thirty years ago you would have to walk up to the cute guy at the bar, but with modern technology you can just shoot him a text instead. When many people think of the dangers of cell phones they think of all the accidents that they cause by distracted drivers. Many people don’t realize that not only distracted driving makes cell phones dangerous but with just modern day use can cause health problems and put people at risk with pedophiles....   [tags: accidents, distracted drivers, messaging]

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How Text Messaging Has Affected Teenage Culture

- The technology of text messaging has affected language, driving, bullying and flirting in the teenage culture of America. Text messaging has urbanized into its own sub-culture around a form of grammar that is incomprehensive unless you know the slang and what the abbreviations mean. According to a study done at Pew Research Center, 88% of teenagers have a cell phone so it’s not unexpected that text messaging has became the norm in our society. Today’s teenagers are writing more than ever even though it’s on a cell phone....   [tags: Texting, Cyber Bullying 2014]

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The New Text Messaging Reference Service at Prairie State College Library

- This proposal recommends the implementation of a new text- messaging reference service at the Prairie State College library. This service would extend the library’s current limited virtual services, by allowing students to send and receive answers to reference questions via text outside the library’s physical location, as well as normal business hours. To ensure cost effective implementation, the service would take advantage of the university’s current email system, allowing librarians to receive and respond to reference inquiries sent via text through an online platform....   [tags: library, online, cost, plan]

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Technology Negatively Affects Children

- The current generation of children is completely different than the preceding ones. They are living in the digital age. “Technology has blended in with daily activity to become a way of life and children today take for granted all of which is automated. It is hard for kids nowadays to imagine a world that existed without all of the gadgets, electronics and seamless operations that computer technology provides.” (3) “Children in the United States devote some 40 hours a week to television, video games and the Internet.” (12) Many psychologists and researchers are concerned about the impact that technology has on children....   [tags: Electronic Games, Text Messaging]

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We Never Talk Anymore: The Problem with Text Messaging

- Text messaging has become a norm in our generation, as technology rapidly advances and gives way to more efficient forms of communication in a fast-paced world; and many are skeptical about the influence this new form of interaction is having on our society, especially with our younger generation. David Crystal, a professor at the University of Wales, writes “2b or Not 2b?” in support of text messaging. He insists, despite those who underestimate or negate the beneficial influence text messaging has on language proficiency, that “there is increasing evidence that [texting] helps rather than hinders literacy” and that the fairly recent form of communication has actually been around for a whil...   [tags: text messaging, texting, communication]

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Innovation Report For Instant Coffee

- Instant coffee, or soluble coffee, which is a beverage in liquid form made from coffee and can be soon reconstituted by adding water, has been a popular product for decades (Allwords, n.d.). People has gradually become so used to drinking instant coffee that some even did not know what the fresh-brewed coffee tastes like which was found as a result of tastes tests made by at least one manufacturer (Stacey, Blachford & Cengage, 2002). It would seem that the innovation of instant coffee could make a considerable contribution to economy and people's daily life....   [tags: Business Analysis Instant Coffee]

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Interactive Society and Instant Gratification

- Interactive Society Everyone has seen that kid with music blasting basting out of his purple ear-buds, girl texting on her phone, and the teen on their phone communicating with society. As a fellow teen, in my daily life, I use technology constantly. Either in school or outside of school. I feel teens rely on today’s technology to heavily that it may be having harmful affects on teens. The youth of today are constantly engaged in technological advancements. technology promote nonstop communication and instant gratification....   [tags: social media and communication technology]

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The Art of Text Messaging

- Over the last fifteen years, the way the people of our generation communicate has altered. In the beginning, cell phones were used strictly to converse verbally. It remained that way until 1992 when Neil Papworth sent the first text message reading “Merry Christmas” to Englishman Richard Jarvis (Shannon par.1-2). Papworth was un aware that this simple greeting would have such a drastic impact on cell phones. As of 2000 all cell phones have the ability to type out and send individual letters of the alphabet....   [tags: Technology, Cellphones, Communication]

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Hypnopaedia and Subliminal messaging

- In the novel Brave New World by Aldus Huxley, brainwashing was used in the form of hypnopaedia also know as sleep teaching. Hypnopaedia is similar to the form we use in modern television. Huxley uses hypnopaedia in the novel Brave New World to control the society’s thoughts. Modern television uses subliminal messages to tell the viewer when you see product A buy product B. Huxley used this in his book by using subliminal message to give the certain classes of humans purpose in life. The whole purpose of hypnopaedia is to have control over society’s thoughts....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Coffee Instant Energy

- Coffee Instant Energy What makes a good coffee. All these flavours, all these colours and textures, there it has a secret ingredient. The coffee contains something other than coffee. The answer is simple: unless you add sugar or milk, black coffee should contain only two ingredients: water and coffee beans. In trade, A person usually finds a wide variety of products in which the black coffee is already mixed with creamer, sugar, chocolate and other flavours. If a product based coffee contains ingredients other than coffee, they must appear on the packaging....   [tags: black coffee, coffee beans]

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The Television and Computer are a Source of Instant Gratification

- ... Many people realize the life they have been missing out on after experiencing a detoxification of technology. However, people often find themselves relapsing back into their old ways after the time limit is completed. There needs to be a solution that finds a balance between too much screen time and too little screen time. Too little screen time is ideal yet largely impossible due to the advancing digital world people are submerged in. Instead of screen time, people need to find hobbies and better ways to occupy themselves....   [tags: influence of technology, screen-free]

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The Impact of Instant Access to Information on Privacy

- ... Companies can themselves in perils, if they do not establish rules and etiquettes regarding how employees use social media while at work, about the company or their co-workers. In today’s society, employees struggle to have a balance between work and home life, it seems that the home life is making its way into the workplace. Conversely, this opens other employees up to unwanted exposure, which can be personally harmful to others. "Having to ward off colleagues' romantic advances online, suffer the embarrassment of unwanted personal photos seen by colleagues or have personal details from social networks used against you, are all things that adults haven't typically had to deal with” Newc...   [tags: social media, companies, employees]

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- Instant I'll always remember Instant. That was the nickname the men had tacked onto the muscled giant that wielded the M60 in my unit. "Instant" was short for "Instant Death." And I'll always remember the first time I saw Instant in action. I was a new Lieutenant assigned to Vietnam. Back then, the Army didn't try to develop any "team spirit" within the corps; men were rotated frequently before any friendships developed. Consequently, my men were a group of strangers united only by the need to survive....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Instant Replay in The NFL

- Instant Replay in The NFL As Jerome Bettis walks toward the center of the field on Thanksgiving Day of 1998, he has no idea what is about to happen. This event will be the subject of controversy for days to follow. Bettis and his Pittsburgh Steelers have just finished regulation play against the Detroit Lions and are ready for the coin toss, which will precede the overtime period. Referee Phil Luckett tosses the coin up in the air as Bettis calls "Tails." The coin lands with tails up. The referee then tells the Lions' captains that they have won the toss and asks them what they elect to do....   [tags: Papers]

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Bring Instant Replay to Major League Baseball

- Major League Baseball (MLB) has been losing fans for several years. The average attendance for a MLB game has been decreasing for a number of years. If Major League Baseball would like to compete with popularity of professional sports such as Professional football (NFL) and Professional basketball (NBA), they need to embrace some of technologies that have made those sports so successful in recent years. Right now, MLB has a replay system used for determining home runs that are either fair or foul, whether the ball actually left the playing field or whether the ball was interfered with by a spectator....   [tags: Sports ]

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Instant Gratification in Our Society

- Recently I graded the final exams for a Christian ethics course. On a question about premarital sexual intercourse, I found that I was generally giving higher grades to students who took the position that for Christians sexual intimacy is to be entered upon only after marriage. Concerned that I might be grading according to my own ethical values, not according to classroom standards of analysis, use of resources, and the like, I reread a number of papers. After examining the essays afresh, I was satisfied that most of the students who argued the traditional position had, indeed, been more analytic and had struggled more intelligently with the issue....   [tags: Religion Theology Marriage Society]

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Fatal Distractions: Text Messaging and Talking While Driving

- Although text messaging is considered the most dangerous effect when driving in an automobile, but it’s negative effects is nothing like when talking on a cellular phone. Research shows that text messaging and talking while driving is dangerous because cell phone leads to accidents on roadways. Most people would argue that text messaging is more dangerous than talking on a cell phone, which I would agree, but not fully. If anyone was to ask the question “Which is more dangerous, Texting while driving or Talking while driving....   [tags: accidents, driver, choice]

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Text Messaging as a Tool in Dealing with Roommate Conflicts

- Roommate conflict can be described as incompatible differences between two or more unrelated people sharing a living space where the needs of each are either met or obstructed by the other (Knapp, Putnam & Davis, 1988). Roommate conflicts can be dealt with in many ways depending on the issue and the closeness of the relationship of the individuals. Some of these ways are through face-to-face communication and text messaging. The use of cell phones (text messaging) is a source of conflict and rule making in relationships (Duran, Kelly & Rotaru, 2011)....   [tags: face to face communication]

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Text Messaging: 2b or not 2b? by David Crystal

- “Our generation doesn't ring the doorbell. They text or call to say they're outside,” this line is from one of the well-known social networks, Tweeter, which shows how the way of communication has change in this modern life. According to 2013 statistics by Business Insider, in United States alone, smartphone owners aged 18 to 24 send 2,022 texts per month on average — 67 texts on a daily basis — and receive another 1,831 texts (Cocotas). Nowadays, technology such as text messaging has practically replaced traditional face to face communication among the society primarily in young generations because texting allows messages to be sent fast and effortless....   [tags: children, spelling, writing]

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Dinner vs. Instant Message

- Dinner vs. Instant Message I can remember sitting at my boyfriend's house, while he took part in Teen Chat , an online chatroom that he had recently become addicted to . He's being awful quiet and I am getting annoyed at the chronic pounding at the keyboard and the spontaneous giggles coming from him that pop out of nowhere. Here I am watching some dumb movie on HBO with his cat "Whiskey" coughing louder and louder until I finally get his attention. "Hey babe, you wanna type?" Did I want to type....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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The Effects of Text Messaging on Young Novice Driver Performance

- Monash University (Melbourne, Victoria) conducted a study on the effects of text messaging on young novice driver performance; the results were published in February 2006 by Simon Hosking, Kristie Young, and Michael Regan. The study was sponsored by the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA) Motoring and Services, and NRMA insurance. This essay will cover the background to the study and accompanying information such as the research question, and the objectives. Secondly, this essay will analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the study....   [tags: Driving Safety ]

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Advertising and Subliminal Messaging

- Advertising and Subliminal Messaging Modern advertising companies rely heavily on subliminal messaging to entice their target audiences. Advertisements are often crafted for the purpose of appealing to specific characteristics in the hopes of drawing the attention and appealing to the senses of prospective buyers. Tobacco companies have become notorious for the implementation of such techniques. The images portrayed in many of “big tobacco’s” ads stimulate a variety of senses and emotions. One common tactic used by Camel cigarettes (a subsidiary of R.J....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect of the Instant Replay on NFL Officials

- The Effect of the Instant Replay on NFL Officials The NFL can vote to keep instant replay out of the game every year, but the owners will never get rid of it. That's because like it or not, the NFL has instant replay. It comes courtesy of television and Jumbotron. And it's leaving the leagues officials vulnerable to widespread and immediate second-guessing from fans, coaches and players a net inside every stadium. The officials, in a matter speaking, are left working without. Seemingly on the verge of returning instant replay to the game earlier in the week, the owners at their annual meetings rejected the plan on Wednesday by three votes....   [tags: Papers]

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Black Hair Extensions: The Way To Dramatically Change Your Hair In An Instant

- Black Hair Extensions: The Way To Dramatically Change Your Hair In An Instant If you have thin hair or hair that has no fullness, it can be easily remedied with black hair extensions. For a quick change extensions are great for styling your hair different than you normally wear it. Extensions can be purchased in synthetic or in human hair. To put extensions in you will have a choice of different techniques. The length of time you want to keep them in and if you want to go to a salon or do it yourself will depend on the technique you choose to use....   [tags: Beauty]

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How Is Text Messaging Affecting Teen Literacy and Other Aspects of their Life

- ... Text messaging has now affected people in many ways. Now with text messaging, teens are connected more than any other generation. Teenagers interact socially with text messaging, that has increased frequency. With more communication, negative effects can now take place. Teens now talk less face-to-face with texting communication (Welton). In 2000, fourteen billion text were sent out monthly. In 2010, 188 billion were being sent out over the United States (Kluger). Among the young, not all of the growth has yet to come out of old fashioned phoning (Kluger)....   [tags: Telephone, Textism]

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Trust and Compliance: Messaging by Government Officials versus Business Professionals

- I. Summary of the Issue: Trust and Compliance: Messaging by Government Officials versus Business* Professionals A. Background Extreme disaster emergencies, such as the Hurricane Katrina, may burden state’s emergency operation plans when the extent of the situation strains the response plan to its maximum limit (1). When all resources are depleted, states may request a presidential disaster declaration to receive more support; yet they would be unlikely to manage such tremendous response by themselves....   [tags: Government]

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Internet Provides New Ways to Communicate

- Internet Provides New Ways to Communicate Through the centuries, technology has changed communication. In the 19th century people communicated through mail by the use of the pony express and through the electrical speech machine, known today as the telephone. In the 20th century into the beginning of the 21st century the new technology of computers has become widely available to people around the world. With computers, the internet has changed the way people communicate today. Postal mail and telephones are still used, but advancing technology currently provides communication through instant messaging, e-mail, and webcams....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Instant Messenger Changed My Life (For the Better!)

- Instant Messenger Changed My Life (For the Better!) Since I was in Seventh or Eighth grade I have used AOL Instant Messenger as a way to communicate with my friends and family. I would sit “online” for hours upon hours talking to my friends. You weren’t cool unless you had AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) at your home. Every since the day I started using it I have become “addicted” to it. For a couple of months when it first came out it was kind of taking over my life. It would be the first thing I did when I got home from school, take a break for dinner then go straight back to chatting online until my mom forced me to go to bed....   [tags: Internet Essays]

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Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

- ... We also knew that trying to get data for taste on the cauliflower mash is possible but take a relatively long time. Therefore we decided to do data scraping on Kraft Recipe website and extract comments and reviews concerning cauliflower mash with the Outwit tool. When we extracted the data we had to practice impartiality with the data collected since they were not only comments for cauliflower mash but comments on Kraft products as well. Despite knowing that the data is not absolute, we wanted to give Zero Cuisine an idea of how we can extract data to get an overall taste results in a relatively focused group that was already interested in cauliflower mash....   [tags: cooking, cauliflower, instant]

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Using the Phone while driving

- Even though talking on a cellular phone while driving effects how a person drives, text messaging is consider the most dangerous effect. In studies from scholarly authors, a variety of authors discuss about the differences between text messaging while driving versus conversing while driving, fatality rate caused by automobile accidents due to cell phone usage, and impairing of texting and talking while driving using participants. Though, some people would say the discoveries among authors are just concerns, but these discoveries are serious and driver should consider the concerns because operating a cellphone while driving can cause accidents on roadways....   [tags: DD,text messaging,FARS]

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Materialism and Religion in Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America

- In Democracy in America, Alexis De Tocqueville explains the dangers of democracy and explains the virtues that temper these dangers. In this paper, I will look at two issues Tocqueville discussed extensively in late 19th century American democracy and posit what Tocqueville may say about these issues today. The points I will discuss are materialism and religion. In a democracy, such as America, the individual’s opportunity to succeed makes him more likely to become attached to material and money....   [tags: Social Analysis, Instant Gratification]

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Douglass Rushkoff"s Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

- In Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, Douglass Rushkoff discusses his interpretation of the relationship of society and rapidly evolving technology. He believes that as technology progresses, society becomes increasingly dependent on it and eventually loses touch with the traditional sense of time and reality. Through the book Rushkoff makes several insightful observations about the development of society and how technologies were often the driving force behind these “Present Shocks.” Rushkoff uses five main ideas to defend his opinion: loosing linearity, digiphrenia, dver-dinding, fractalnoia, and apocolypto....   [tags: Instant Updates, Over Winding]

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Prohibiting Cell Phones in College Classes

- In today’s society, people are being introduced to never-ending technology developments; the use of cellular phones is triggering a lot of debate in universities all over the United States. In a recent survey by Tindell and Bohlander (2012), over 97 percent of college student carry their cellular phones to class and use their cellular phones during lectures. Although cellular phones are prominently useful there have been a number of ramifications, which must be recognized within universities. Lectures are being interrupted....   [tags: technology, instant messages, distraction]

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Modern Technology and Sports

- Technology is changing everything around us including our sports. With modern technology now, we can implement it into our professional sports to make the games fair. Instant replay is the most important luxury in our sports today. It allows officials and the fans to look back at the recent play and decide if the correct call was made. Not all sports have implemented it into its rules yet. The commissioners of America’s favorite sports are discussing the rules of instant replay and are including the use of it into the sports....   [tags: Instant Replays, Football, Baseball]

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Disappearing Messages in the Workplace: Confide

- There was not much history and background of private messaging applications. Private messaging applications were purposely created to avoid private messages from being read by an unauthorized individual and be untraceable or destroyed after the messages were read. With the recent success and popularity of the application called Snapchat in 2014 and its disappearing messages, Confide application developers created the application based on the same idea for apple only devices but will develop an android version in the future....   [tags: private messaging applications]

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Texting While Driving is Dangerous

- Technologies in the ways of communications have improved greatly over the last 10 to 15 years. For years, we relied on a land line connection to house, office, stores, and phone booths to communicate with people. The commercial cell phones did not take off until more in the 1990s when people could afford the phones and service. People could communicate without the use of a land line and carry the phones with them. As technology improved, the methods of communication changed. Text messaging became a method of communication to send short messages that does not require calling up and talking to a person for longer period of time....   [tags: legal issues, text messaging]

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The Instant Downfall

- A little less than a week ago, Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize. This selection instantly sparked controversy that emanated prominently throughout the nation. On Facebook, on blogs, and on all the news channels people voiced opinions on him winning the noble prize. Some thought Obama deserved the award for his actions, but many wondered why he got the award. However, when observing other reactions, it became apparent that the majority seemed to echo the view from the news source that they got the opinion from....   [tags: Technology]

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What is Cyber Relationship Addiction?

- Introduction According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, addiction refers to the strong yet harmful need to constantly have something or to do something. As for cyber relationship addiction, it is the addiction to “social networking, chat rooms, texting, and messaging to the point where virtual, online friends become more important than real-life relationships with family and friends” (Ramdhonee 2014). Why is this topic of interest important. The main reason cited is that the Internet has undoubtedly become part of our daily lives and has made a radical change in communication leading to the build up of relationships....   [tags: social networking, chatting, messaging]

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Cyberbullying: Exploring Online Bullying and Means of Preventing It

- Bullying is a national public health problem affecting millions of students. Bullying that involves emotional or physical intimidation is associated with a major public health concern facing youth today. With the rapid increase in electronic or online communication, bullying is no longer limited to schools; cyberspace has been implicated as a new risky environment for bullying. This paper will review what is known about cyberbullying and what can be done to prevent it. Bullying can be described as repeated harmful events, which over time are directed at usual persons that are carried out by one or several other people who are stronger than the victim....   [tags: internet, cyber bullying]

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Right to Privacy on Social Networking Sites

- Photos from a lively party, intricate inside jokes, instant and personalized communication -- someone’s life and personality neatly tucked away in the cyber-universe. With the quiet tapping of keys and simple clicks of a mouse, a complex and ever expanding social world thrives inside the digital world of the Internet. Social networking sites have grown immensely as more people take advantage of the Internet to connect with friends and expand their social horizons. Chat features of these social networking sites have become popular as well, giving users the ability to converse instantly and intimately with their friends....   [tags: Social Networking]

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The Internet: An End to the Cultural and Historical Diversity of Style in Composition?

- Introduction: The Internet is a fairly new tool and has been recently increasing in popularity. Where it was once inconceivable that a new way to stay in touch could challenge the telephone, the Internet has managed to do so. With the Internet, one can do nearly anything that one would want to do from keeping in touch with relatives, writing research papers, and watching one's bank account. Generally, everything done over the Internet is quick and effortless. Since the Internet is relatively new, there have been relatively few scientific studies done on it....   [tags: Technology Communication Essays]

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Florida International University Visual Messaging - A Digital Out of Home Communication and Advertising System

- The initially proposal solely addressed Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) advertising. The scope has expanded to better meet the needs of FIU. These needs were determined through interviews and conversations with Administration, Staff, Students, and a series of informal visual communication audits of the campuses. Needs Assessment 1.There is a desire to communicate visually to the student body on campus. This is evidenced by the proliferation of various visual media throughout the campus. Examples: "flip charts" and whiteboards on easels in hallways, various types of paper-based bulletin boards, table displays with banners and collateral materials, student organizations activity frames and posters...   [tags: Information Technology]

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Effect of technology on business communication

- There has been a huge increase globally in the use of technologically mediated communication in business in recent years and it also effected on the business environment in Afghanistan and will continue up to next ten to fifteen years. Technology has significant affect on business communication especially in Afghanistan. According to Walden University College of Management and Technology, communication through email, text messaging, instant messaging and social networking have significant effect on business communication (Morley, 2008)....   [tags: Afghanistan, social media]

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The Acquisition of WahtsApp by Facebook

- ... Financial benefits for Facebook partnering with WhatsApp seems vague at the moment being that the company allows new users free usage of the service on their sign-up year, then pay one dollar annually to continue service. Having the service at a low cost to consumers the company operates without promoting any third party advertisements. Before Facebook and WhatsApp joined forces they both lost opportunities to partner with other brands whereas Facebook lost a deal with Snapchat for 3 billion dollars and WhatsApp with Google’s offer....   [tags: alternative text messaging, global audience]

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The History of Cryptography and How it is Used Today

- Cryptography has been used for thousands of years for storing hidden messages in writing (Davies, 1997). Cryptography itself is part of cryptology, which also includes cryptanalysis. Cryptanalysis involves the attempt to obtain the original message from an encrypted message, but without determining the algorithms or knowing the keys that created the original encrypted message. Cryptography, which is the topic of this paper, is the actual development of the encrypted messages, and using codes to create secure communication of information (Whitman & Mattord, 2011)....   [tags: encoding messages]

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The Negative Effect of Social Media on Individuals

- Most people believe that social messaging is more of a benefit than a consequence, but using social media can actually be harmful. Social media is something most kids, teens, and even some adults are using all the time. It has become a part of our generation’s lives. Having people on their phones all day long is not only disappointing, but also damaging. Instead of talking to someone face-to-face and hanging out, people prefer just texting or going on a social network. For some people understanding a life without social media is near impossible....   [tags: social messaging, cyber bullying, suicide]

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Advancement in Technology: How it has Lead to a Decrease in Writing Skills

- Advancement in Technology: How it has Lead to a Decrease in Writing Skills It’s the 21st century, and technology is rapidly moving more into people's everyday lives, especially as the interest in computers grow. The advancement with computers alone has increased drastically, faster than some would have ever imagined. For the most part, this advancement in computer technology has skyrocketed businesses and eased our lives as a whole in society. However, technology doesn’t always have a positive influence on our lives....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Dangers of Internet Misuse

- Many services we use every day can have potentially dangerous and unpleasant side effects. Most of us use these services every day like E-mail, Chat Rooms, Instant Messaging, and Social Networking sites. Is access to the vast amounts of uncensored information available on the Internet harmful. These services, although convenient, could have undesired side effects. The next time you or family uses one of these services, please think about the topics discussed in this paper. It might help you avoid potentially dangerous or embarrassing situations....   [tags: Technology]

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The Phases of Communication and its Collaboration

- Communication is derived from the Latin word known as communis which carried the meaning “to share”, which mean sharing of concepts, ideas, feelings, and emotions. Communication is a two-way process where it requires an exchange of and progression of ideas towards a goal. It is essential to identify the basic elements of communication in order for this process to materialize. The five basic elements of communication are sender, receiver, message, medium and feedback (Kaul, A., 2006). The process of communication is separated into two phases....   [tags: line mobile, communication process, messenger]

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Procurement Process in Small or Micro Enterprises

- The two main products sold of the supermarket are Indomie which is instant noodle and Pokka green tea. For Indomie, the supplier is from Carrefour, which the business imported from Indonesia whereas Pokka green tea’s supplier is Intradco which operating in Australia. These suppliers usually deliver the products to the business 3 three times a week to keep maintaining the stocks. Regularly the products arrive with around 15-20 boxes. For the payment of these products, usually manager pays in every last month to make effective and efficient in the process of purchasing by using check....   [tags: Instant Noodle, Green Tea, Grocery Store, Products]

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The New Age Of Communication

- The New Age of Communication The year is 1987, a young man by the name of Vincent Williams is involved in a car accident on an old highway in the middle of the desert, and he has no way to call for help. The driver of the car he hit is trapped in the smoldering metal which was previously an automobile. There is nothing young Vincent can do to save the driver. He has no cell phone and it will be hours before another car passes. He is left with only two choices; sit and wait or start walking in the direction of the nearest town....   [tags: Technology Communication]

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Internet in Modern Organizations

- Without a doubt the Internet has revolutionized modern life. Countless inventions, spanning many different decades and countries have contributed to this advanced technology that millions of people use every day. The internet has become a multifaceted addition to an organization’s business communications repertoire. Capable of extending all over the world, the internet is able to transmit broadcasts, distribute information, and provide a platform for instant communication, regardless of one’s physical location....   [tags: social media, communication, technology]

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AOL and the Family

- AOL and the Family The first things that usually come to mind when the American Online symbol is seen is the company’s slow connection, the tied up phone lines, instant messaging, and its monthly fees. Despite the many faults associated with the symbol, this, however, does not stop many from turning to the company’s services when a fast, protected, and reliable web surfing experience is required; And its mainly due to AOL’s commitment to providing services that appeal very much to the family unit....   [tags: Web Internet Computers Essays]

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The Slaughter of the English Language

- In George Orwell’s essay “Politics of the English Language”, Orwell argues that the English language is in ruins. What is to blame for the collapse of the English language. The answer simply lies within technology. Technology in many ways has a adverse effect on the English language. Young kids are now allowed to carry cell phones with texting being their main source of communication. Often times these kids butcher the English language through their text messages. They use improper grammar and often times do not punctuate at all....   [tags: Collapse of the English Language ]

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Technology: It’s Making Me Stupid

- As growing up in the “techie” generation, technology has had a major impact in my life. I haven’t had to take computer learning classes to inform me on how to use a computer, I haven’t had to have an explanation on how to txt, and I didn’t need help navigating my way around MySpace. I just knew. It’s not as though I’m a super-genius, (that’s, by far, not the case.) it’s just the era in which I was born and raised. And, at often times, I wish I was born in a different time period, away from all this technology that makes me feel like, second by second, I’m losing fewer and fewer much needed brain cells....   [tags: Technology]

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