(Introduction) “Put down the phone, turn off your the laptop, and do something-anything-that doesn’t involve a screen” (Twenge 63). It is astonishing the amount of time teens spend on phones. Jean Twenge discusses the effects smartphone usage has created among the younger and past generations in the article, “Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation”. The purpose of Twenge’s article is to aware readers about the many consequences the smartphone usage has impacted generations.
Kate Hafner’s article, “Texting May Be Taking a Toll” claims that texting is an issue to teenagers around the world. As an illustration, Hafner starts the article by identifying that teenagers send a drastic amount of texts in their everyday lives. according to the Nielsen Company, “American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008”(1). This is just one of the examples of many that portrays teenagers around the world send many text messages. Along with teenagers sending many texts a day, hafner also shows in this article that texting is affecting teenager's life in many different ways for example, preventing teenagers' way of becoming independent. Just as professor Turkle presented,
In the article, “Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation,” Jean M. Twenge uses rhetorical devices and appeals to build her credibility on how smartphones are destroying this generation's teenagers. The author presents several pieces of evidence to prove she’s correct, and shows how teenagers of this generation think and behave differently than their predecessors.
Ever since smartphones were created, they have changed teenagers’ lives entirely. The article Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? by Jean Twenge, shows the ways the invention of the smartphone has changed recent generations. The article mentions the rise in teen depression and suicide, cyberbullying, and teen safety. It also mentions the decline in our social abilities, dating, and sleep. Smartphones have had both negative and positive affects on teenagers, but the negatives significantly outweigh the positives, which points to the need to put down the smartphones, as the article suggests.
“Put down the phone, turn off the laptop, and do something-anything-that doesn’t involve a screen” (Twenge 63). It is astonishing the amount of time teens spend on phones. Jean Twenge discusses the negative effects smartphone usage has created among the young and past generations in the article, “Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation”. The purpose of Twenge’s article is to aware readers about the many issues the smartphone usage has created on generations. Twenge narrates different stories about young teen’s experiences with phones and social media. Twenge also provides readers with statistics and some studies of many effects caused by smartphones. Twenge gives emphasize to differences between generations. According to Twenge, today’s
Smartphones are at the hands of over millions of people and many of them will never know life without smart phones. The article “Have smartphones destroyed a generation” by Jean M. Twenge is about “iGen” a generation which the author describes as “a generation shaped by the smartphone and by the concomitant rise of social media” (Twenge). Jean M. Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and contributed in researching generational differences for 25 years. Twenge is claiming smartphones have completely uttered the lives of teenagers. Twenge argues in the article, “Have smartphones destroyed a generation” that teenagers in the generation “iGen” has been shifted for the worst. Teenagers today are less likely to be independent; for instance, teens are less likely to date or find employment. Furthermore, teenagers are more likely to face depression, along with suicide and cyberbullying. Finally, teens have fewer social interaction making them lonely and not spending time enough with family.
Teenagers which define as the age between 13-18 are the most potential victim of the smart phone addiction. There is a 100% of positive answer where people nowadays owned a smart phone. Based on the questionnaires, there are up to 55% of our respondents will spent above 4 hours in using their smart phone per day, while the rest of them who usage is in between 1-4 hours and Data collected shows that the usage of smart phone is mostly for the entertainment purpose, such as games, chatting and browsing videos or songs. Next will be the academic purpose and personal use. Throughout the survey, most of the respondent states that most of the impact of smart phone,either in a good or a bad way, will be in the health aspect, while relationship or others are the subsequent impact. As for the health aspect, all of the interviewee agreed that the impact on it is in a bad way. Smart phone may become one of the main reasons in experiencing tiredness of eyes, headache, short-sightedness or even myopia. In terms of relationship, most of the respondents make clear of the bad impact of smart phone on it. The most commonly reasons given is that family bonding become estranged as people tend to spent more time in their smart phone instead. However, some view this with a positive impact, said that smart phone increase the bonding of a group of family members by sharing informations via smart
In the article “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?,” Twenge discusses the negative effects of smartphones and social media on today’s teenagers. She delves into a case study citing examples from a girl she refers to as Athena, who gives Twenge insight into this generation of teens. Twenge suggests that smartphones have become the main cause of increased depression and suicide rates for teenagers. Ever since 2012, with a majority of Americans owning smartphones has led to both the levels of happiness and independence to decrease.
Teens have many different uses for phones. In the article "Teenagers and New Technology " it says that cell phones offer teenagers "new worlds of opportunity." The article also says that new technology are essential to success in Today's world. It says that tools like texting and social media can help needs to all teenagers like defining personal identity and establishing independence. Cell phones are new and exciting avenues for teens to do what they want to do, for example flirt, boast, gossip, get news, complain, and tease. As well, cell phones today can take and share pictures, play games, listen to music, swap videos, and access the Internet
According to the Pew Research Center, 72% of teenagers text regularly, and one in three sends more than 100 texts per day. Texting has become the fastest way to communicate with someone. When my parents were my age, they didn’t have the technology like we do nowadays. They never had the convenience of contacting someone by a quick little text. Technology has
Since the technological phenomenon towards the end of the 20th century, text messaging has been widely used by cellphone users, specifically teenagers, in order to get their conversations across easier and quicker in a very convenient way. In the modern technology world, people have become so accustomed to the idea of
Texting has become any every day task that many teenagers engage in on a day-to-day basis. I cannot seem to walk across my college campus without seeing at least one person glued to the phone screen typing away as fast as they can. The Centre of Science Education at Sheffield University found that about ninety percent of the youth have cell phones, and that ninety-six percent of this group uses them to text (Plester, Wood, Bell 137.) Texting is reported as the most preferred communication style (Cingel and Sundar 305).
Mobile phones are an entertainment source for many. As well as holding music files, as some phones today are able to do, it will work with a home entertainment system to find programmes of similar interest to files already on the phone and download them as a podcast. The Mobile Life Youth Report, one of the biggest ever social studies to examine how mobile phones have changed the way young people live, was published on 19 September 2008 by the London School of Economics and Political Science. The report discusses how the intimate relationship between user and phone is most pronounced among teenagers, who regard their mobiles as an expression of their identity. "Texting is often used for apologies, to excuse lateness or to communicate other things that make us uncomfortable," the report says. "It offers intimacy of a particularly controlled form, useful for its discretion ... but valued by those who find it difficult to express their emotions more discursively." (19 September, 2008). This is partly because mobiles, unlike landlines, are seen as being beyond the control of parents. But the researchers suggest that another reason may be that mobiles, especially text messaging, were seen as
At first, I was going to analyze and write about smartphones, however I found it more efficient to write also about a particular smartphone to narrow it down from such a broad technological artifact, such as answering who designed it, what for, what their position and the impact they want to have on society was, and their future visions. Therefore, I chose the iPhone as the centerpiece of smartphones I will be analyzing and an emphasis on applications. However, some of this information is relevant and interchangeable to all other smartphones. IPhones and smartphones allow us to access constant information and offer it the way we want it, as it is completely customizable now to fit our learning style. They keep us organized, send information to us in different ways, even shape and offer solutions such as for politics, economies, problems whether individual ones or globally. Smartphones capitalize on shared knowledge and has opened the door to inventors and those who have the knowledge to make our world a more connected place and lives easier by sharing it with us to use. We are able to communicate with other people far off, through space-time compression or shrinking-space to gather news and information.
Mobile phone has become crucial part of our life. One of the most important functions of the phone is that it helps the communication become easier and quicker. However it also causes a lot of problem in communicating. Firstly, cell phone use has effects on the direct human to human interaction. Talking on the cell phones is gradually replacing the communication face to face between people. There was a time when the purpose of a telephone was to convey the important messages and not many people owned telephones. Thus, to talk together about something, they often met directly. Today owning a cell phone is held as a necessity and anyone including children have their cell phone. Therefore, the communication face to face between people is limited. Nowadays parents can be at the work place to talk to their children, to remind them of studying at school. Friends like chatting together for hours by mobile phone so they do not have anything to tell together when meeting at school. It seems that using cell phones too much destroys the pleasure of direct interaction. Another effect in communicating by mobile phone is