The Technology of Cellphones

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The mobile phone is making more significant changes to people’s lifestyles in contemporary times than the landline equivalent did in an earlier era. The technology of a telephone on the move has made a more significant impact on today’s society as compared to the impact made by landlines in an earlier era. A survey carried out in 2010 by UK Imperial College London, identified more than six billion users of mobile phones worldwide. Most of them have used both a mobile and a landline and can make the comparison as to which is better or more efficient. It’s a fact that the invention of the telephone made a significant impact on the lives of our ancestors as a communication tool, when compared to the use of fires, carrier pigeons,…show more content…
If you’re lost and can’t find your way, your mobile tracking system, would assist rescuers in locating you. In an earlier era, if someone got lost, and did not share the information of their destination or if followed the wrong directions, he would remain there for days or even a longer period of time until rescued. The landline could not be used to provide guidance, directions or tracking systems to aid with the rescuing. Finally, according to Marilyn Campbell (2005) in an article “The impact of the mobile phone on young people’s life”, cell phone is the most popular form of electronic communication. It has turned from a technological tool to a social tool. It is used to organize and maintain social networks. In this contemporary time, all age groups, male and female are members of social networks such as facebook, twitter, Skype and many more. These social networks can be downloaded on the mobile phone via the internet. Persons can keep in touch with friends and family members. Advertisement is also made possible through these social networks. For example the number of facebook users is about 1.2 billion. One only has to post an advert and it gets forwarded to members. By the end of the day, thousands of users would have gotten the message. Amy Graham (2010) in an article stated that cell phones provide vital services and human connections. They connect people in dire need with services that can change or save their lives. In the olden days,
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