Remember the days when most conversations were spent face-to-face, and not through texting or on a social media platform? Our society has changed the way we converse with one another in every way possible. Every thought, opinion, and idea we have we feel the need to broadcast it to the world, either by posting it on Facebook or tweeting it for hundreds of people to read. Is this new way of communication good or bad for our relationships? M.I.T professor, Sherry Turkle, addresses this question in her article, "Stop Googling. Let's Talk." She discusses the positive and negative attributes of the way we're using technology, and how it has overcome most of our relationships. We have abused our privileges of advanced technology by using it to replace our emotional needs we desire as humans.
15). This research speaks volumes to the overall effect that the spread of technology has on our addiction to social media. It shows that we now value our time and interactions that happen over the Internet more than we value the true face-to-face interactions that real relationships actually depend on. One study performed on a university campus in Turkey used a questionnaire to evaluate different factors that could have significantly positive or negative effects on a relationship. This study performed by Egeci and Gencoz found that “…those with lower communications problems…were more likely to experience relationship satisfaction” (388). The type of communication that is proven to help grow relationships occurs most effectively face-to-face, where people can read each other’s emotions in their facial expressions and non-verbal
Rose1 Jonique Rose Professor Michael Pagan ENC1101 08, October, 2017 “ I Had a Nice Time with You Tonight. On the App.” People use technology like the smart phone apps in order to interact and communicate with friends and families. The You and Me Application among others, is a popular mobile dating app used by people who are potentially seeking partners or friends. Others object that this kind of communication refrains and hinders strong face-to-face communication. The many authors and researchers share their views that technology will be a barrier to real life communication because technology users are less likely to be engaged and interact face-to-face with current or possible partner. In the essay “I Had a Nice Time With You Tonight On the App.”, Jenna Wortham contends that smart phone dating apps allows people to meet and communicate, and is also effective in maintaining healthy relationship. In order to entertain and convince her readers, Wortham begins by sharing a personal story about her experiences with communication apps in order to lower her readers so they don’t get thrown off with her credible resource, and
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Four million; that’s how many apps you have to chose from across many different app stores, do we really need another one? Jenna Wortham, author of “I Had a Nice Night with You Tonight. On the App.”, believes she has found the next best thing. She talks about an online dating site called HowAboutWe, and she mentions that the site lost many customers once its users were in a relationship. The founders soon created a new app called You & Me to help new couples from HowAboutWe, as well as other couples, continue to communicate and produce joyous relationships. You & Me is aimed towards couples, like Wortham and her long distance boyfriend, that are longing to grow their relationship through the screen of a mobile phone and beyond (823-827). Wortham’s compelling use of pathos is overshadowed by illogical illustrations of her positive view of technology and one-sided examples of ethos.
Technology these days is continuing to grow into people’s lives exponentially- something that Jenna Wortham talks about in the article, "I Had a Nice Time with You Tonight. On the App" published in The New York Times. She offers a new point of view to the dating-app world as she describes life in a relationship separated by thousands of miles. Today, dating-apps are mainly for people who are looking for a partner, but as more and more people start to find their loved one online, those apps become irrelevant. This knowledge has sparked new concepts for apps- apps that try to keep people happy in their relationships. Although human social interactions may have transformed over the past couple of decades, the usage of mobile devices to communicate help us stay in contact with people
The article Electronic Intimacy by Christine Rosen talks about the relationships people have with the online world and how it affects relationships because everything is just so fast. The purpose this article was written is to give her audience which is people who use social media to experience an actual in person relationship because the only relationship we know today lies in a direct message. Rosen poses a question to her audience that has us all thinking and also is her thesis. The question says “But does the way we communicate with each other alter that experience significantly?” (Paragraph 5). But it makes sense because in today’s world there is no such thing as personal relationships which is why Rosen states that “We are living in an
In the article “I Had A Nice Time with You Tonight, On the App,” Wortham writes about her experiences with apps allowing for communication and suggests that technology is necessary to maintain relationships particularly long-distance ones. She explains that her smartphone apps allowed her to maintain and improve relationships with her long-distance boyfriend as well as her nearby friends and family because
In an article written for the New York Times by Jenna Wortham called “I Had a Nice Time with You Tonight. On the App.”, Wortham discusses the pros of using social media in developing relationships. She talks of her personal accounts with dating apps to keep up with her long-distance
Today, he says the two spend more evenings staring at their phones than they do at each other.” (Morris). The article provides information that families are affected by technology and can not keep conversations or continue relationships. Similar to Montag and his wife being so intrigued in their technology they forget about each other and the bond they could have if they had conversations after work or at the end of the night rather than making their devices seem more important to them. “If one partner in the relationship disengages from a face-to-face interaction while engaging in technology...the other person may experience a sense of threat to their need to feel attached and in control in that relationship.” (Morris). The lack of communication in a relationship due to technology seems to push away others in the friendship or relationship, the article proves that when others are more interested in their phone or other devices other party/parties feel distant and pushed away and do not want to continue the relationship.People can start building stronger relationships by putting down their pieces of technology and making time to have a real conversations with the people they
In “I Had a Nice Time with You Tonight. On the App” written by Jenna Wortham, she suggests that technology is an essential key to sustaining a relationship and seems to promote the use of applications as a communication tool. Wortham briefly discusses Sherry Turkle’s article, “No Need to Call”, which is focused on reminding us that text messaging and emails shouldn’t be our first choice when communicating. Wortham has found herself to have matured through the means of smartphone communication and has been able to successfully maintain her relationship with her long distant
Digital Technology-- Help or Hinder? Sherry Turkle, a professor and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, wrote an essay called “No Need To Call” to talk about her research on cell phones and social life. She goes in depth into a few lives of those who use
Technology is great for sending quick messages but shouldn’t be a place where we are always communicating. In order to have more authentic relationships we shouldn’t use technology for creating relationships because you truly can’t learn about one another if you’re not communicating in real life as well. What we put out on social media is often times fabricated or enhanced to depict a life that we aspire. We can edit text or pictures to our discretion and even delete images or texts, which we can’t do in real life, which is why we tend to prefer texting and social media because we have
“Can you remember the last time you were in a public space in America and didn’t notice that half the people around you were bent over a digital screen, thumbing a connection to somewhere else?” (Fredrickson, 2013, pg. 1). In a world today where sending a text message containing the message “I luv you,” is equally powerful to that statement said in person to your significant other. Today’s generation is surrounded by the constant need to have technology and mainly cell phones at your fingertips. Gone are the days when people would talk to one another whilst standing in line, now it is all about having and using your cell phone to pass the time. All of this takes bondage on having an interpersonal relationship with each other and conversing
Do you remember the days of going outside and playing games, riding bikes, and just hanging out with friends around the neighborhood? While these days are not completely gone yet they are slowly fading away due to the use of technology. It is said that on average a person is on their phone twice as much as they think they are a day. This is an issue that I have been blind to for years as I to have been trapped in this reoccurring theme of electronic dependency. Now there are many advantages to the technology that we have obtained the last decade. Technology has been very important to our society from an educational and entertainment standpoint. While, Modern-day technology has been proven to be a useful tool for communication and some even believe it enhances our communication skills, I believe that it has severely affected our conversational abilities and our ability to form intimate relationships.