Texting is making us unaware of our environment, peers, and even our families. Even though Technology is a great and useful tool, it 's starting to takeover our lives. Text messages have killed the concept of phone calls. The total number of messages sent monthly has increased from 14 billion in 2000 to roughly 188 billion in 2010. Everyday Americans receive and send out an average amount of 88 text messages per day (CNN.com).
Now it is so much easier and quicker to reach out to those who live far from us. I can call my family whenever I want to and wherever I want to. The Internet also uses Wifi and now people could use it so much quicker than what it used to be. Wifi had a big impact on us winning World War 2. Thanks to Hedy Lamar and the frequency hopper we aren 't under Hitler 's rule.
You can use your phone, without actually using it. In Ohio during the year of 2013 there were 3,154 people killed in car accidents involving the use of cell phones. In the US more than 3,000 teens die every year due to texting and driving. (Auto Safety Article) That number will just increase from year to year if people continue to use their cell phones while driving. Also in 2013, there were over 1 million wrecks due to cell phone use.
How often do people send text messages? I am afraid the answer to that question for most of us is way too many times per day. Texting creates lots of problems in our society. Texting deteriorates people 's face to face communication skills, causes more car accidents, and can be addictive. Texting causes people to lose their social skills of face to face communication because they get so used to typing things to others, therefore they never have to look them in the eye and say something.
Texting is ubiquitous in modern Western society. It's a convenient way to communicate basic ideas quickly without having to commit to a phone conversation or the long wait for a letter. All of this is done through cellular phones on the go and many teenagers have subscribed to this method of communication as their primary one. When texting, it is customary to abbreviate certain words in order to save time. These abbreviations can be considered a language that evolves out of texting, and that language can be referred to as textspeak.
Messaging through smartphones has many advantages as well as disadvantages. Text messaging allows people to send messages to anyone in the world quick and simple, but it 's only temporary. In other words, sending a text can be effortlessly erased. Postman believes that new technology such as text messaging is a blessing and a burden, meaning that there are many advantages as well as disadvantages. Furthermore, he also believes that every new technology will replace the old.
Without easy access from the smartphone apps that include video chat it would still be very hard for people to have “face to face” conversations without traveling far distances. This is much easier than writing letters or only being able to hear their voice in a phone call. Along with the connection of video chat through the smartphones, texting as hit an all time peak with the new generations. Yes texting was used with the regular flip phone, but it has become significantly easier and more efficient for people to use. Now that 83% of americans have smartphones, not including regular cellphones, it has made it so much easier to send a quick text message.
Many people spend most of their time using technology. In fact, according to Tamar Lewin, “The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation” (NYTimes). Also, as Liz Thomas, and Paul Revoir explains in their article that, “We now spend almost half of our waking hours either online, on the phone, or watching television according to a survey. The average adult is awake for 15 hours and 45 minutes every day and 45 percent of that time is spent using a proliferation of technology. As a result, many of us are increasingly adept at multi-tasking - with computer users sending emails while listening to music or watching television or texting and surfing the internet at the same time” (Computers and TV Take up Half our Lives as We Spend Seven Hours a Day Using Technology).
There also is not much jargon associated with texting so you never have to get stuck actively talking on the phone for thirty minutes. Another huge advantage to texting is that you can actively engage in other activities while you 're texting, when talking on the phone you cannot just carry a conversation in the middle of a meeting, or museum or movie theatre. Texting allows you to reach out to others or to be slyly contacted even in situations where being silent is
People have the ability to search for an abundance of information at their fingertips. It has improved people’s jobs, practically in fields such as construction and design, and education through Internet access. Technology has many benefits; however, is all that technology good for people’s health? Is using a cellphone or computer all day long worth it? Overusing technology can cause mild to serious problems.