Essay On How Technology Make Us Less Sociable

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Technology is getting bigger and bigger each day. With the advance of smart phones, tablets, and laptops it’s become much easier for people to keep in contact with their social media. People can easily stay in touch with friends all the time on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram and by texting. Many people are taking advantage of that opportunity and that seems like people are becoming more sociable but actually it is making people less sociable. People are spending too much time on their phones instead of having a face to face conversation. “A recent Pew Research survey of adults in the U.S. found that 71% use Facebook at least occasionally, and 45% of Facebook users check the site several times a day.” (WSJ, 2015). This essay will discuss how technology can make people more sociable and less sociable.

How technology makes is more sociable:
Firstly I will discuss how technology can make us more sociable. We now have the ability to maintain
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Nowadays social isolation is increasing. We are spending too much time on our mobile phones and are less likely to talk to strangers in public areas. We are also forgetting about our everyday life. “Facebook may have 1.1 billion users across the globe, but according to the study, the technology is having a fundamentally negative effect on the way we interact with others, and the way we perceive ourselves.” (Mail Online, 2013). While we may have a large quantity of friends on Facebook, we might feel like we don’t have to make friends in real life. As we get older this could lead to loneliness.

With the rapid improvement of technology, there is also an increase in cyberbullying. People can experience bullying wherever they have access to their phones or a computer, at home, at a friend's house, during school, during work or even in the street. A 2006 study found that 45% of preteens and 30% of teens are cyberbullied while at school. (Feinberg T, Robey N.
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