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The Impact Of Technology On Our Lives

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Technology is one of the biggest assets in our society and it is always advancing in some way or another. As a society, we depend on different types of technology in our daily lives. We use our cell phones, laptops, and tablets daily. We are always communicating whether it be by text messaging, emailing, or posting on social networking sites. Some days we communicate behind a screen more than we do face to face. With all the instant messaging and text messaging that takes place, we have forgotten the importance of face to face communication and instead have developed texting slang that often times carries over into professional settings, our face to face conversations, and even into our academic work. The advancements in technology over the years have allowed us to keep in touch with long lost family members and friends at any time and place. We have access to our email, our Facebook and Twitter accounts with the touch of a finger, making it that much easier to stay in touch. According to Aaron Smith (2011), research director at Pew Research Center, “Two thirds of social media users say that staying in touch with current friends and family members is a major reason they use these sites, while half say that connecting with old friends they’ve lost touch with is a major reason behind their use of these technologies.” (p. 2) We can talk to someone who is on the other side of the world through text message and stay up to date with the newest happenings in our friends’ lives
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