The Negative Effects Of Mobile Technology And Electronic Communication

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Society has a negative influence since the beginning 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. The mobile technology has increased electronic communication which then caused the world to become rude, be addicted, cause conflicts, have misunderstandings, and developed poor social skills. Almost everyone in society is using mobile technology constantly, which leads to major problems. One college graduate recently got a job, on the graduate’s first day of work he was fired due to using his phone during work hours. The graduate got fired because he was paying more attention to his phone rather than the job tasks assigned. Turkle talks about how mobile devices are changing people’s relationships, due to people constantly on them (Turkle 493). Carr 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. Furthermore, the use of mobile technology leads to problems. It leads to problems because of the addiction, which causes people to be rude and block out the world while also blocking their emotions towards someone or something, such as the graduate. Although Mobile devices cause people to become rude, they are also addicting due to human’s being impatient and with the source of technology conveniently there, people can find almost any answer they are looking for instantly. One time a friend of mine, Isaac went to a summer camp that mobile devices were not allowed. Isaac, was caught using a cell phone during a camp activity, which led a camp leader to disappointment. The leader asked why Isaac had the cell phone his reply was, “I can’t live without my phone, not even a single day, can you?” Isaac presents an example of how addictive mobile technology by saying he can’t live without it for one day. Turkle as well gives an example of the addiction in saying now and days people are on their emails, games, virtual worlds, and social media constantly (Turkle 493). Carr also talks about being at a conference where
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