Technology has transformed over the past three decades to become an essential component in people’s daily lives. The significant use of mobile phones across various sectors such as entertainment, entrepreneurship, and for interpersonal communications has made the invention one of the essential innovations in the modern world (Lundquist, Emily, & Sara 80). Cellphones have not only allowed users to communicate over long distances through calls but also via instant messaging and social media platforms among others. However, communication using the mentioned devise is influenced by social settings, including the place of use and the speakers and their relationships among others. While the device has eased communication, it has led to the users’ separation from the physical world (Miller 2). Other negative issues that have been connected to the device include anxiety, cyberbullying, addiction, and the deterioration of relationships. Therefore, as the use of cell phone increases, there is a need to understand its effect on human interactions.
Impact of Mobile Technology on My Interaction with People
Studies indicate that over 85% of the United States’ citizens own and used cell phones for various purposes, including browsing, communicating, and taking pictures. The number of users has significantly increased over the recent years due to their usefulness, affordability, and availability (Lundquist, Emily, and Sara 80). Before the invention of cell phones, people used to interact with others through face to face. The technique has various limitations, such as being unsuitable for a broad audience, inability to communicate over long distances timely, and poor retention by the listeners thereby. Therefore, it was not a viable option for development. Indeed, m phones solved the mentioned issues.
Indeed, the cell phone has impacted my life. Through the device, I can send emails and short messages to numerous people without having to move from one place to another. The device performs multiple functions such as voice and video calling, messaging, emailing, and exchange of any form of data. Equally, mobile phone enables me to utilize my time efficiently as it allows me to have direct contact with the required person. Cell phones also promote self-identity as they provide an opportunity for individuals to express their opinions through social media sites, including Facebook hence, have a feeling of belonging (Chatterjee 57). Personally, the frequent interaction with friends, families, colleagues, and people from other regions and having a unique ringtone has made me feel connected.
I am aware of the negative implications of the device, so I try as much as I can not let myself fall victim. For example, the cell phone, especially those that are internet enabled have been said to be quite addictive thus prevent users from engaging in other activities. I try to manage the time I spend on my phone so that I can find time for other activities, such as school work and interact with my friends in real life.
How Mobile Technology Promotes Constructive Interactions between People from Different Culture, Race, and Ethnic Groups in the U.S.
One of the essential features of modern mobile phones is the ability to access the internet thereby, promoting constructive interaction through social media. As such, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn plays a significant role in the interaction of human beings as they allow individuals to express their opinions freely. Moreover, through the platform one learns to appreciate different perspectives hence learn to appreciate opinions that are divergent from those of self. The mentioned avenue also promotes the manifestation of identity, surveys, and experimentation (Gündüz 86). It enables its users to interact with individuals, even those that they have not met physically thus allowing constructive constructions. Social media allows people to exchange common tendencies with friends and socialize with their acquaintances.
The technology permits users to develop profiles and share pictures, events, and to follow their networks. Constructive interaction is enhanced when a person uploads a unique photo or posts a topic that drives debates. The device supports discussion from numerous personnel since it incorporates a dynamic populace based on race, ethnicity, and culture. As such each person tries to make their point understood, hence, facilitating constructive debate (Gündüz 89). Equally, social media offers the opportunity to create groups like political and economic groups that bring together people from diverse backgrounds with different objectives.
Technological inventions have considerably transformed the world over the last three decades. One of the most impactful innovations is the mobile phone. The use of the device has become integral as it facilitates communication between individuals and people across the globe. Before the development of the mobile phone, people used to communicate face to face, which had certain limitations such as poor retention by the listeners. However, the inception of the cell phone eliminated the need for face to face interaction, therefore eased the process of communication. Similarly, the discovery of the gadget promoted the feeling of connectedness among its users as it enabled them to feel a sense of belonging when connected to others. The use of social media also facilitates constructive interaction by allowing individuals to post topics while giving their followers a chance to debate on it.
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