Disrespecting Technology And Technology

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We as humans have become so dependent and attached to our technology, and the sad part is we do not even realize it. In this day and age it's hard to catch yourself and come to the conclusion that you are disrespecting whoever may be accompanying you. In the article “Keep Your Thumbs Still When I’m Talking to You”, David Carr gives his take on the issue of citizens in our society losing their social skills due to the plague known as social media. David is a well known journalist who has written for the New York Times and was a former editor at the Twins City Paper. David is well aware of the situation that we as people are facing with our technology. Sherry Turkle wanted to help the cause as well and wrote a similar article covering some …show more content…

They will act like they listening to what you are saying but they are too distracted by their phone to process what you are saying. David says that the only way to solve this is that when you are with people you need to put everything down and respect each other. I do not only agree with David, but I am going to try to start implementing this in my everyday life. Another great point that Carr brings up is, how we are more mobile with our mobile devices but we are caught on a leash at the same time. This is due to the fact that anyone can reach us at any given second. This is true and with the new snapchat update your friends on the app can see your exact location. Not only is this creepy but it is very dangerous. The world we live in revolves around everybody sharing what they are always doing and where there are. David tells us how people are always updating and changing their profile to fit the status quo; and your followers and retweets are a day to day trading and its an unstable currency. I agree and I see this all the time while I am online. The people on the network will change their pictures and status to fit in with what is relevant at the time. I feel that these people are lonely and trying to gain attention by using what is relevant to get likes and comments to fill their empty void. This a big problem we are facing

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