The Impact Of Technology On Media, Culture, And Society

1193 Words Dec 4th, 2015 5 Pages
The everyday lives of people have changed a great deal due to the advent of technology. They have become easier, faster, more comfortable, and dynamic. But, at the same time, our lives have become lethargic and anti-social, just like the computers and smartphones that have become a part of our lives. The technology has enriched our lives and enlightened our minds, but in pursuit of its cozy comforts, people tend to rely on it too much, so much that they can’t even imagine living without it. Throughout this essay, I will explain the effective impact of technology on media, culture, and society and will compare and contrast them.
The first topic in this paper is media. What is media? “Media is the main means of mass communication (especially television, radio, newspapers, and the internet) regarded collectively.” (Oxford Dictionaries) With the growth of technology, media is also growing along with it. Every day you see more and more people on their cell phones. Most of the time when they are on their phones, they are on some sort of social network. Social networks can be a good thing, but at the same time, it can be a bad thing. With the growth of social networks, kids, teens, and even most adults do not socialize as much as they used to because of the convenience of these sites. Some will agree that it is easier to meet people from the comforts of their own home versus going out and socializing elsewhere. However, for most people, this is their gateway to socialization. Shy…
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