Media's Dependence On Alcohol

1504 WordsMar 4, 20167 Pages
Technology has rocked the way people interact with one another more and more since it 's boom in the late nineties- turning Cobain fans with scrunchies into Kesha fans with glitter. In today 's world everything is available at any given moment, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and a slue of other apps have made that fact glaringly obvious. While I observed several groups of students in different locations around the STCC campus, I decided to focus on three couples in a group, as it was almost a scene from a play depicting The Washington Post 's October 2015 article "Scientists: How 'Phubbing ' (or phone snubbing) can kill your Romantic Relationship." The Post 's article outlines the ways in which too much phone usage around your significant other leads to "lower levels of satisfaction" and conflict in a relationship. With a dependence on technology that mimics Hemmingway 's dependence on alcohol, both in the metaphorical and literal senses, America is behind some of the most amazing advances in technology the world has ever seen, at the expense of personal relationships that were supposed to benefit from the increased ability to connect. For this field observation I observed how phone usage affected the behavior of both couples and people in a group setting- since serendipity alloted me to observe a pack of college students fitting that mold. The subjects of this observation were found in the lounge area of Building 20 on the STCC campus. Every couple consisted of a male
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