Communication Technology And Its Effects On Society

1279 Words6 Pages
What form of communication technology is forcing people to engage with each other in less face to face situations? According to CNN in August of 2012, “The number of text messages sent monthly in the U.S. exploded from 14 billion in 2000 to 188 billion in 2010”. Texting with the use of technology is what started fewer phone calls that some people still remember doing. Text messaging is ruining us in multiple ways, loss in entertainment, less social activity and loss of interpersonal skills. The point at hand is due to the use of technology, people are losing the ability to be able to communicate effectively in face to face situations thanks to the convenience of sending a text message.
When I was younger entertainment came at the expense of my imagination. The issue these days is that kids are glued to the phone for social media, texting, or for some that still send emails. Exercising the mind is something everyone does whether they know it or not, but what is the real problem. Our generation now will paint you a different view on their perspective of conversation, compared to my generation. As of today technology has taken over our lives and will continue to do so if we do not put a stop to the excessive use of smartphones when people are standing in front of us. Not to mention it is also rude to be staring down at the screen while someone is talking to you. Respect is one thing a lot of kids of the younger generation lack, as well as other things mentioned later
Get Access