Essay on The Impact of Cell Phone Usage on Our Social Life

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There are more cell phones than residents in Britain (computerweekly.com, 2007). The first cell phone was invented by Dr. Martin Cooper and John F Mitchell in 1973 (Wikipedia.com, 2014). Cell phone use has escalated over the years. Not only does cell phone usage affect the character traits of a person and their ability to hold regular, face to face conversations, it also affects a person’s ability to have healthy, stable relationships. Cell phones have changed from an item of luxury to an everyday necessity for some people. Twenty five years ago, a phone was just a way to contact someone. Mobile phones have become one of the most common tools of communications for both young and old. Cellular devices have redefined relationships and…show more content…
The rate of instances where someone is injured from texting while walking may be even greater than accidents from texting while driving (Griggs, 2014). Brandon Griggs of CNN.com confirms that in 2010, more than 1,500 pedestrians were taken to the emergency room for injuries related to texting while walking (Griggs, 2014). Azriela Jafe from Family First Mishpacha Magazine states that two thirds of these individuals who are affected are twenty-five years old or younger (Jafe, 2013). The use of cell phones has shot up therefore affecting our social lives. Cell phones have influenced our social lives so much to the extent that people have an issue with talking face to face with other people. People are so used to talking on the phone and texting, that when it comes to talking in person they are at a loss. Texting is becoming the new face to face communication. People are becoming less and less comfortable with talking in person or even on the phone. When was the last time you spoke to someone while you were in an elevator, waiting on line at your local supermarket, or even while waiting at the doctor’s office with your child? Most people will take out their phone and start texting, playing gamers, or pretending to be busy to fill the time. This is an escape route in case a stranger starts up a conversation. Before cell phones, people were forced to talk to each other when in such situations. Now a
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