Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cell Phones

Many years ago, people were staying in touch with each other by writing letters. Back in the hundreds years ago, it would take approximately seven days to get mail delivered and it would take an estimated two weeks to get the information. People got smarter and invented new things. They discovered ways to communicate with each other faster and get the material even quicker than by letter. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Telephones made it possible for people to stay in touch with each other, but many couldn’t afford to buy telephones. Telephones were not easy to dial in case of emergency. As time passed by, people got even cleverer and improved the telephones into something that is a lot smaller and easy to carry wherever you go. In present time, it does not matter where you are in the world, you will only see small and easy to carry devices.  We are in time of the Information age, and people are getting info in less time by using devices called cellphones. Cellphones are not only used for communication, but also used for entertainments. People got a lot keener and came upon smart phones which had the capabilities to access internet, emails, and have touchscreen. Most of everybody have their own cellphones and even teens have one nowadays. “Eighty percent of Americans ages twelve and up own a cell phone.” (Pew Research Center). In my school, most student has their own cell phones and ninety five percent have smart phones. This means that they can access to their emails, and social media easily. In this generation, kids have their own social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Some people looked at their cell phones every ten minutes, not because they felt a vibration or because they are getting a phone call, but rather because they always wanted to connect with others. “84 percent of respondents said that they could not go a single day without their cellphones.”(Gilbert). Based on what Gilbert says, students are obsessed with their cell phones. Because of cell phones, some students become problematic in school and have hard time paying attention to the class.

 Lenhart, Amanda. "Is the age at which kids get cell phones getting younger?" Pew Internet & American Life Project. N.p., 01122010. Web. 1 Jun 2011.

Gilbert, Jason. "Smartphone Addiction: Staggering Percentage Of Humans Couldn't Go One Day Without Their Phone." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.

Sahadi, Jeanne. "Up to 35% of Your Cell Phone Bill May Be Taxes and Fees | KSL.com." Up to 35% of Your Cell Phone Bill May Be Taxes and Fees | KSL.com. CNN, 10 Oct. 2014. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.

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