The increasing availability to access information and the intriguing proposition that a person can

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The increasing availability to access information and the intriguing proposition that a person can always stay connected to loved ones and family members is all due to smartphones. Smartphones now make it easier to be connected to other people and to the internet more than ever before. To truly understand the reasons and the common trends that people use smartphones I underwent a 7 day study of chronicling my cellphone use. Through the application and analysis of such constructs as ideal self, actual self, and ought self a better understanding of my own personal cellphone use was identified. As an owner of smartphone I have the ability to access limitless amounts of information at the push of a button. I have a total of 40 applications on…show more content…
One trend I noticed in regards to the text messages is that I would text more during school days and that most of the texts I sent went to the opposite sex. I can conclude from observing the results of my smartphone use over a seven day period that I use my phone more for social networking than anything else. To further assess my cellphone usage and the impact that it is having on my life, I identified my ideal self, or what I want to happen in regards to my cellphone usage. In regards to my ideal cellphone usage, I would rather not be sending 1,680 text messages a month. I also would like to use my phone to call my family members more than I have in the past. In fact, the idea that I even have 40 applications on my phone seems a little ridiculous. Despite all my applications being free the idea that I have nearly 50 applications does not sit well with me. My ideal self would rather have 20 total applications, send about 30-40 text messages a day and call at least one family member a day. The amount of time I spend on Snapchat and Instagram makes me feel like I am addicted to these two applications and I do not like the feeling of that as well. I feel that with the advancement and speed of technology today, there is a loss of personal face to face communication. People would rather text somebody, then calling them to tell them to have a great day. Sometimes texting is the appropriate form of

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