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How Have Cell Phones Changed Us Socially in Communicating With Friends?

Technology over the past decade have been really booming over the years. People now a days have been really addicted to their phones and it's affecting relationships with friends.


  1. All these of these tweets show how people rely so much on their cell phones. The first and last tweet here are really sad. First off at work employees should not be on their cell phones it's really disrespectful to the customers. Same as the happiness to cell phones in class, students should not be using their phones anyways or getting that happy about it.  Secondly, there is less verbal communication between friends.  For example, a person can't even yell to throw some tissue into the bathroom, instead they send a text. #whycellphoneswereinvented probably is not really the reason why they were invented. Also the tweet about, "cell phones let me be in people's pockets at all times," is kind of sad. First off a person should not have that thought process, and secondly a phone should not be in a person's pocket at all times. 
    These tweets take me in a direction where I can focus on how people really rely on their             phones all the time. Even while at work or in class, and feeling that they have to be talking to friends via text. 
  2. How do these things work srsly. #smart #gloves #phone #finger #touch #fashion #knit #hand #simple friction I know but what from?!
    How do these things work srsly. #smart #gloves #phone #finger #touch #fashion #knit #hand #simple friction I know but what from?!
  3. This photo depicts gloves specifically to designed to use with a smart-phone in the cold. These gloves have specially designed finger tips that work on a touchscreen using "magical" friction technology (that I - like the source - still can't understand how they work. This source makes it more apparent that people are dependent on their phones to the point where they can't choose between having frozen fingers or texting their friends about how cold it is today.   It is obvious that society feels they need to be connected at all times and are even taking drastic measures to do so. It really is desperation at its finest. This photo provides proof of how cell phones have changed us to the point of developing new technology to ensure that we can always stay connected.
    This source helps specify my topic because it shows the reliance of people to their cellphones by having to use the technology even in the cold. This source is interesting because it shows that people don't even know how the technology works, but they use it simply because it works. The source is obviously related towards people who live in colder places and have the necessity for gloves.
  4. The Evolution of Mobile Phones
  5. This YouTube video shows the evolution of cell phones starting in 1985 until now. It's really gone through a crazy transformation. From the phones being as big as bricks to now thin like a piece of paper.  This source takes me in a direction where I can focus on how technology developers started to make these phones easier to connect with people. The cell phones in the past 5 years have started to get full keyboards on them, which then makes it so much easier to text. This source provides information on how the developers have really took in people's responses on how they use their cell phones and are making it so much easier. Even when this video goes into the future it forecasts that people will probably be even more addicted. The source is related towards people who love their phones and will get new ones to stay in touch with friends at an even easier way. 

  6. This Forbes article gives some very shocking statistics such as worldwide 3 billion people have a mobile service. Just alone in the US about 84% of people have a mobile service. In 2012 51% of people said it would be very hard to give up their cell phones. But in 2002 only 38% of people said it would be difficult. This source takes me in a direction that maybe cell phones are too much of a good thing. However, some business men such as Mehtani says, "His iPhone hasn't made him happier--but it has improved his business." This source is related to people with cell phones who spend so much of their time, even business people that smart phones have really helped too. 
  7. This BBC News article really focuses on the negatives about cell phone addiction. It gives good points on how bad people really are such as people waking up in the middle of the night several times to check e-mails and text messages. They add other sad but very true points like the addiction could also lead to problems with relationships as the addict becomes more and more withdrawn from their family. Some people get very anxious when they do not have their cell phones right next to them, and even crazier when it gets misplaced. This source provides enough information that I can take my research paper into the negative effects that cell phones have. This source is obviously related to people who are crazy about their phones and are never off of them. 
  8. This Psychology today article is a study at Baylor and Seton Hall Universities, researchers studied cell phone and text messaging among college aged women and men. College students are the heaviest users and most addicted. On average they send and receive about 109 messages a day. Ironically there is a greater chance for social isolation when most of your social life is mediated through a cell phone. This information that Psychology today is very sad. However, with this source it helps to take me into a direction where I can really focus on the negatives with cell phone use. This source and my previous news article really helps with that.
  9. Both of these 2 websites really show cell phone addiction signs. The first gives the signs and a few good solutions. The second website gives 10 signs of how to tell a person is addicted. For example you have cut back on necessities to pay for the phone bill. With both of these sources I can add specific information on the addiction itself it will go good with how cell phones have changed us and with these two articles it is relevant they have changed people maybe for the worse. I can then add in some of the solutions the website gives. These two sources really narrow down my research with the addiction itself. The sources are relevant for people with bad cell phone addiction, and college students who are the most addicted.