Cellphones: How Have They Changed the Way We Interact Socially?

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Cellphones: How Have They Changed the Way we Interact Socially? This paper will investigate how cellular phones have reformed how society interacts in business and personal relationships both positively and negatively. Different theories and studies have suggestions on why cellular phones have become such a “household item.” Landlines are almost a thing of the past unless there’s a business that requires it. A lot of companies have cell phones to take care of business as well negating the need for a landline. With the growing popularity of cell phones the vast improvements that happen daily gets less involved in face to face or even voice to voice interactions because of texting, social media, etc. Social networking has opened so many new ways for us to connect and being able to access applications from cells makes it easy to keep in touch with loved ones. Introduction of the cell phone The idea of the cell phone was first introduced in the 1800s. In 1843 a man by the name of Michael Faraday studied to see if space could conduct electricity. This man led to the cell phone development. “Doctor Mahlon Loomis was the first person to communicate through wireless atmosphere” (library.thinkquest.org). Originally cell phones were used as contractor phones and were mainly used by the government as police devices. Cellular phones also began their general use in mobile rigs which was mainly used in taxis, police cars and emergency vehicles for emergency situations. Truckers used a type of this technology to communicate with each other but it still was not available for general public use (answers.ask.com) Many technological improvements and advancements in society today have brought upon various gizmos that simplify lives. The idea of the first cell phone evolved in Sweden in 1956 weighing 90 pounds and had to have a 10 foot landline attached to it. Many experiments

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