What Role Do Mobile Phones Play in Society? Discuss the Influence of Technology on Everyday Life: Relationships, Social Movements and Education.

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The amount of use of mobile phones in modern society has grown to an enormous scale. They have been accepted into everyday life and have become a way of life, not only for instant communication but now days, mobiles are integrated into everyday life with email, photography, playing music and also a form of security for people. Mobile phones have changed global cultures, especially for the younger demographic as contact with friends is instant and easily accessible. This essay aims to explore the extreme acceptance and impact that mobile phones have to gain a better understanding of the effects on the world today whether positive or negative. It is now a norm to see mobile phones in educational and learning environments such as the…show more content…
Not only is work and educational lifestyles changing but also people's social dynamics in public life. The way that we meet people, form relationships and maintain those relationships is an entirely new world thanks to the mobile phone. By having the Internet incorporated on the mobile phone meeting people is as easy as opening a chat room or adding people on ‘Facebook’. These relationships are then enhanced and maintained through the instant and regular contact of emails, chat rooms, SMS, picture messaging and more. It is also becoming more common to hear of people in long distance relationships. This would normally be an extremely difficult task of keeping in constant communication but now you can carry the easy and relatively cheap connection with another in your pocket. The impacts of this technology on society can be seen in both a positive and negative light. There is a huge loss of personal interaction, as this is replaced by real-time voice calls, video calls and text messages. Through the mobile phone you can talk to 20 people in a day and at the same time not see a single person all day. However, these innovative advances in technology are allowing people to talk while on the move and have a conversation, which includes characteristics and facial expressions. A more negative side of phones is the cameras that are integrated in. This permits users to

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