As a child, I created a Facebook profile without the knowledge of my parents. I didn’t have internet at my house and would use it at my Aunt’s. I would obsess over Facebook and the games included to the point where I would sit for hours playing. Whenever my parents finally decided to get internet at our house, my parents noticed my grades dropping lower than ever. The internet was blamed, though there was no actual evidential proof that it was impacting my studies.
However, when their employer announced it was raising smokersâ€™ health insurance premiums by $150 per month, they were highly motivated to quit. â€œWe still go outside on breaks,â€ Thomas says, â€œbut now we walk instead of smoke.â€ Know what to expect. The first couple of weeks are the hardest, says Blatt. Breaking an addiction to nicotine is difficult and most smokers will experience withdrawal symptoms, such as tobacco cravings and feelings of irritability, anxiety, or hunger. However, the urges and feelings become less frequent and severe over time.
“Ding” there goes my phone again, right after having a boarder line house firing conversation about my phone, I see text message from a group text with some of my friends. It was a safari link to an article, The Atlantic Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? At this point my mother was cooled down from the conversation before, but trust me reading a 51 paragraph article on my phone didn’t help my situation. Growing up with a phone since fourth grade you become pretty tech savvy compared to most adults today. Being a privileged fourth
no. Everyone was busy on social media! It's like " I wanna show my love, I wanna show everyone that I knew him so well, I will post! " Aren't all of us happy that our childhood wasn't dominated by these devices? When we were kids, we never went home until the lampposts turn on.
According to Pewresearch.org, 62 percent of adults get their daily news from Social Media sources and 48 percent of them get it specifically from facebook. Even though many of the Social Media apps only show headlines, Facebook shows both the topics of the story and a video to go along with it if the user decides their interested. And for kids, they typically prefer Instagram which usually only shows the headlines of important news, but the majority of kids do not have interests in News and all they can handle is a little headline. Kids typically care more about entertainment which Instagram specifically provides them with in other ways. Furthermore, I believe that Social Media gives people(kids and adults) the important news that they need
According to data, each person average spends 4 years looking down at his or her cell phone in life. Which means in our life, we spend 4 years’ time not to talk with one another, just looking down at the cell phones and not doing anything else. Nowadays, people like to log in to Facebook, twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, WeChat or other social networks whenever they are free, or even not free. Most of the people always like to stay online and not even want to leave their cell phones for a single minute. These social networks have made us become “anti-social” in gradually.
They are still updating twitter and Instagram, but have not updated facebook for over half a year. There is only one video which is related to Emma&Pake in youtube. It is said that they are not focus on facebook as this platform is tend to promote lower price products. They focus on Instagram and keep updating about three times weekly. Although there are more than 200 likes in each post in Instagram, the online presence is a bit weak.
How many of us are check our smartphones more often than saying five words to the person seated next to us? How many of us can check Facebook status every few minutes, share a status update and Tweet an opinion, do not have the time to spend one hour in casual conversation with our colleagues, wives or husbands? None of us have been able to escape the great tech onslaught on the art of communication. We no longer prize conversation above solitude, we no longer look forward to gatherings where we can make small talk. Parents and children do not talk to each other at the dinner table anymore ; everyone has their own little corners, wired to their head sets and their smart phones or computers.
Initially, I had estimated that I spend three hours per day using my smartphone. However, after keeping a 24-hour media log, it was almost more than six. This was eye-opening; I was surprised to see how much time I was ultimately wasting. Most of the time spent was on Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube, therefore, as part of my media fast, I decided to abstain from all three. Assuming that by withdrawing from these social network applications would make me more productive was wrong.
The cell phone addiction assignment was by far one of the most challenging assignments I have ever done. This assignment required me to give up my phone for 15 classes. I slowly started to notice and realize why this assignment was called the cell phone “addiction” assignment. This is because it was an experiment to see student’s addiction to their phones. Just like any other addict, I was having troubles performing my daily class activities.