The Negative Effects Of Mobile Technology And Electronic Communication

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Society has a negative influence since the commencement of mobile technology and electronic communicating. Electronic communicating and mobile devices has boomed with laptops, cell phones, and tablets. The mobile technology is easy to access, while also having an addicting influence towards people. Mobile technology has augmented electronic communication which then caused the world to become rude, have addictions, misinterpretations, cause conflicts, and develop poor social skills. Since technology causes these problems, almost everyone in society is using mobile technology constantly, which leads to major problems. My cousin, a college graduate recently got a job, on his first day of work he was fired due to using his phone during work hours. My cousin got fired because he was paying more attention to his phone rather than the job tasks assigned. Sherry Turkle in “The Tethered Self: Technology Reinvents Intimacy and Solitude” talks about how mobile devices are altering people’s relationships, due to people constantly on them (493). David Carr in “Keep Your Thumbs Still When I’m Talking to You” also gives an example of someone being at a party and trying to have a conversation with them, but the person ignored the conversation because of being on their phone (496). Furthermore, the use of mobile technology leads to tribulations. It leads to tribulations because of the addiction, which causes people to be rude and block out the world while also blocking their emotions towards
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