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Introduction:Situation Analysis and Misunderstanding
There have beenmisunderstandings with the use of technology. Though it is advancing,many people find themselves using technology in a way that it was notmeant at the first place. Withthe development of technology, the smart phones haveassumed many functions,thus becoming significant devises in our daily lives. The developedtechnology has made us feel very close to each other even though wemay be miles away from each other. The young adults have become partand parcel of the smart-phone world. One cannot afford to stay even10 minutes without consulting his or her smart phone, either bytexting a friend, browsing, calling or just playing some games.According to Lenhart (2015), 24%of youthsare alwaysonline most of thetime facilitated by thewidespread accessibilityof smartphones.Social media is the platform that allows people to create, generate,share or exchange necessary information. It’s a virtualworldwide-network that exists and connect many different peopleacross the globe. It is a faster way to communicate information bymeans of text messages, photos, videos, or even documents. In thecurrent age and time, a wide spectrum of social media networks doexists. Even though there are constraints in the distance, socialmedia has enabled us to discuss and organize ideas in a better way,without having to communicate physically (Critical Thinking).
A large number of people whowere born in the 90’s form the largestnumber of smart-phonedaily users.According to varioussurveys carried out in the Americansociety, usersof mobile phoneamong teenagers send at least 100daily. Theaverage person sendsan average of 50 textsdaily (Lenhart 1). Phonesare currently used to surf theInternet, update personal micro blog, and upload latest pictures atany place, anytime.
Thesocial media general objective has been misinterpreted by manycritics and pundits of the social media sphere at the expense of thesmart phone invention!
Misunderstanding have comeup in which the smart phones have taken over every part of life of ahuman being. This paper seeks to examine the extent to whichsmart-phones have impacted on the social life and to what extend havepeople misunderstood the usage of smart phones in the society.
Smart Phones and the Social Media
Theories about usageof cell phone draw from a numberof dimensions:shifting social norms of interaction in public space, callerhegemony, crosstalk, and co-presence. Caller hegemony is the factthat phone calls take priority over all other interactionsthat are inexistence. This is due to the senseof obligation the receiver feels to the call and the anonymity of thecaller. Goffman’s concept of cross talk is communicatingnon-verbally to co-present individuals while engaged in a verbalconversation with a distant other. The idea of co-presence is anindividual who is engaged in a face-to-face interaction with anotherindividual, who then gets interrupted by a secondary interaction. Theco-present individual is left waiting while the other party partakesin another conversation.The availability of social network applications in the smart phoneshas sent most young people to a world of social networking. Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, whatsApp among other social sites are said tohave millions of subscribed users with 77% of the subscribers beingthe young people. The smart phone application has enhanced the use ofsocial media. Many people especially the young generation haveneglected other aspects of life and have taken social media as thecore activity. In the US for instance, more than 75% of the youthsspend more time on their smartphones than any other thing. This is aclear indication that smart phones have replaced various things inthe society.
The invention of the smartphone could be used in a good way to save time of going to the cyberand instead use it to do something constructive. Essentially,phones are miniature computers. They provide users the ability toconnect to the internet, call and text, take and send pictures,email, and participate in social media – all on the go. With theseadvancements, the cell phone has become more than a device to callpeople away from the home. It is a device that connects people to theworld, in every possible way. No longer is the user merely respondingto a caller, she or he is also monitoring incoming email and pingsthat are reminders of tasks and meetings. With respect tointerpersonal communication, smart phones interrupt face to faceconnection time as the smart phone user prioritizes “other”communication via the smart phone distraction. These advancementsmust be taken into account when examining smart phone use today andthe ways in which it influences social interaction(Lee377).
In the general society as a whole, social media smart phones havechanged the desired society norms to the undesired behavior andcharacter. The fact that the smart phones have the ability to sendimages has led people to begin sharing naughty images and dirtytalks. Most unwanted social behavior amongst the young people isderived from the social media. Since even children can ownsmart-phones, the habit is rampart posing question as to how the nextgeneration will behave.
Smart Phones and Technology
Technology is changing andadvancing day by day. Through the smart phone usage, communicationtechnology has taken a significant step in history. In the ancientand recent past, phone communication was just known in terms of codedvoices or to some extent, a written message. The technology ofcommunication has introduced pictures, motion and live image betweenthe communicating parties. The need for faster communication hasbrought about improvisation of the mobile devices to meet the purposeof the communication. With this need, technology is being so fastrepresented in the smart phone.
Various Microsoftapplications focus on invention of smart- phones to meet the needs ofthe market. This is a good objective to businesspeople. A part frommaking transactions more convenient to people, smart phones have madesome businesses to be ineffective. Payments can be made though phonesand people can check their bank statements and balances through theirsmart-phones (Salehan, &Arash 2,432). A goodexample of this is when it comes to job placement. Some people havelost their jobs just because smart phones have made things easier.Additionally, the smart-phone technology has reduced movement ofpeople in the name of business activity making it possible for peopleto perform many activities at one place. The resultant effect of thisphenomenon is the economic growth and expansion of smart-phonebusiness with more advanced features to suit the need of the market. The smart phone technology has not only reduced paperwork in thebusiness arena but it has also succeeded in the education sector.Learners have found it easy to access learning materials though theirsmart phones. For instance, in the past, people would leave theirschool or college with little knowledge of technology (Barrs102). With importance of the phones in accessing learning materials,most learners are benefiting with aspect of technology. Smart phonescan hence be seen as platforms to grow with technology.
Smartphones and (selfie)
One most importantapplication that a smart phone has is the front and the back camera.The application has resulted to rampant and unorganized picturing ofpeople using the cameras. The photos taken by oneself have, to agiven extent resulted to immorality in society. This is becausepeople have gained the freedom to capture unethical images and sendthem to their social media counterparts. The situation is not moralbecause children can access the phone and they certainly learn illbehaviors.
The selfies have causedunwanted characters in the public and in places such as schools asstudents can spend their precious time posting selfies and friends’images instead of engaging in learning activities. The cameraapplication has however brought various benefits especially in thebusiness sector where the online business is at its peak. Individualscan take photos of their products and post them online for sell(Khang, Jung Kyu Kim& Yeojin Kim2,420). This has made the cost of advertisement in small businesses to bereduced singe posting the products online is cheaper, easy and theinformation gets to reach many people. This adoption of onlineadvertisement is more attractive since it gives the real qualities ofthe appearance of the image and leads to more sells.
Conclusion: What the 90’s should Realize
The effects of smart phoneshave greatly impacted on the young people. As time goes, the futureof the 90’s is seemingly unpredictable since most young people havealready been addicted to this phenomenon. The smart phones havebrought with them good things which the young people should realizeand emulate. The problem is that the youth are obsessed with thesocial medial aspect of the smart phones for leisure purposes insteadof using the opportunity of the internet they have at theirfingertips for education purposes. The smart phone internet cansufficiently be used for the purposed of academic research andknowledge gain. The time required in the education system is tooshort to be wasted on the social medial interactions. The socialmedia is growing a great deal of meaning that after one has completedtheir education, there shall be more good and interesting things onthe social media than there are today. This means that the socialmedia is there to stay for all the generations and young people willalways be part of it all in the future. Even if the social media hasto play a role in the youth life, the youth themselves should realizewhat is good and what is bad from the social media. They have theresponsibility to utilize the good aspects of the social media inthe name of transforming the society rather spreading the ills of thesocial media to the entire society. With this regard, this assessmentcalls for the need for every person who uses the smart phones intheir lives to take the opportunity and build the society and make ita suitable place for everyone.
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