How Does Technology Affect Our Lives?

849 WordsJun 25, 20154 Pages
In November 2013, the word "selfie" was announced as being the "word of the year" by the Oxford English Dictionary, which gave the word itself an Australian origin, but now has officially became a warning sign and can cause psychological issues. Currently, most teenagers just can 't seem to put their phones down and I 've even seen them out to dinner or in a class, playing on their phones and not being in the moment. This can cause all types of mental disorders or addiction. We develop of sense of self worth and esteem based on perceptions of those who we interact with on a daily basis. This has all changed since social media has come into play, we are interacting with thousands of people who we don 't even physically see or encounter. Their observations give us a false sense of reality and hope. Studies have shown that the comments on your Facebook profile picture strongly affect your level of perceived physical, social and professional attractiveness. Technology has also allowed us to alter who we are and accentuate specific features in ways we couldn 't do as easily offline. A prime example of this is taking multiple photos and simply choosing the best one that looks the most appealing. Instagram is the king of apps for shaping or altering the lighting by using “filters”. Filters make any photo look more appealing than what the image actually looks like, let alone what the naked eye would see. There has been limited psychological studies on the app, but one in
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