Everyone had a cell phone or computer at home to talk with each other on MySpace. I didn’t get a cell phone until I went off to college and I didn’t have money for the latest things or clothes. I didn’t start working until my senior year, I felt so behind everyone else and I felt that they were different from me. I started hanging out at the school library every lunch period and burying myself in my books. In Merton's strain theory that discuss how people react when society’s goals for success does not provide the means to obtain them.
Technology: Simplifying Everyday Living Jessica Eulo DeVry University Technology: Simplifying Every Living Technology is a modern phenomenon that has changed the daily lives of people and businesses all over the world. Now-a-days, people are regularly connected with smartphones, tablets, Facebook and Twitter. Who can imagine life without all this technology in the palm of your hand? “Technology affects everything from communication to entertainment and medicine to convenience.” (Babendure, n.d.) For me, technology has simplified my life in many different ways. Being able to attend college online, communicating with my long distance relatives and taking care of all my finances online are just a few ways technology has simplified my life.
Online chat sites are another way technology is working its magic. Kids, teens and adults go on these online chatting websites and often finding themselves staying on these websites for hours, or even days at a time, severely limiting their real human interactions. People with a great family and great friends go on these chat websites and waste away their lives talking to a screen. The internet and the technology we use to access it are a way for people to hide from their real life problems. When people go on the internet, they feel like they can say whatever they want, mostly because they don’t have to say it to anyone’s face.
I am a student with a heavy load of classes, however I still plenty of time for myself. But in the past I had spent all that time engaging in pointless activities such as going on facebook or watching television. I can easily read someone’s status update about important news or any type of current event, but those explanations are so brief. The powerful thing about reading is that tools like books and articles actually provide detail and accurate information about almost everything. I cannot hope to read accurate information on my newsfeed.
RWS 200 students will find Goldwasser’s article much less persuasive after understanding how the sources she uses, like Common Core and the NEA, are taken out of context in her whirl-winding assault against educational learning, and supporting the Internet. Many rhetorical strategies are used in Goldwasser’s “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” to persuade the audience of her credibility. The introduction bombards the reader with statistics of Common Core surveys and other figures to present a sarcastic and mocking account of Goldwasser’s opposition. The teen blogging specialist rebuts that the older generation is afraid (through ignorance) of the power of the Internet. In order to maintain her credibility, the word “we” is used to identify herself as a member of this older group.
On Xbox Live “You're the star, you are the center of attention”(Beck and Wade 588). As for Facebook I normally only get on it with me phone. I use Facebook when I am board such as when I am waiting to go into class or maybe when I am just sitting around the house with nothing to do. I use Facebook and Twitter everyday, but only for about 10 minutes a day for about 70 minutes a week. Xbox is has more action and more of a role playing thing, while Facebook and Twitter is a place where you go to see what your friends are up to or to look at pictures and stuff.
Millions of people around the world with access to the Internet are members of one or more social networks. They have a permanent online presence where they create profiles, share photos, share their thoughts with friends and spend hours catching up with what their hundreds of friends are doing with their lives. Give most people access to the Internet and they will spend the next hour checking their email, their Facebook profile, their MySpace Web page, updating their Twitter account and their LinkedIn account. And it doesn’t happen only once a day. The time spent using social networking applications is one reason why many businesses are reluctant to allow employees to use sites like Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn during office hours.
"I clearly am addicted and the dependency is sickening, and I noticed physically, that I began to fidget, as if I was addicted to my iPod and other media devices, and maybe I am." Students are addicted to Social media and technology; students are multi-tasking and their class grades are suffering because of it. The study – “24 Hours Unplugged” -- was conducted by the University of Maryland’s ICMPA in late February and early March. Researchers found that American college students struggle to function without their media connection to the world. Researchers explained, "We were surprised by how many students admitted that they were 'incredibly addicted' to media," said Susan D. Moeller.
I had many personal commitments to deal with on a regular basis that did not allow me to sit in a classroom for several hours. Being a full-time mother, a student, and an employee with goals, online classes became the best way for me to get the education needed. It has been easier to study and get my coursework done in my own free time, and I was able to get a better understanding of the material at my own pace. Not worrying about finding, a traditional class to fit my busy routine has been a huge relief for me; it has allowed me to concentrate more on
Annoying people on the internet Hello Mr. Yanko, Ms. Jensen, class, my name is Joshua and my speech is on another instead because we don’t need to concern ourselves with taxes and the economy right know. So I’ve realized that I’ve been on the internet a lot more than i use to. I use the internet all day where ether it's for homework,youtube, twitter when I was nothing better to or passing time on the toilet or even when I want to avoid and awkward moment with a stranger in and elevator. During the time when I’m on the internet, I discovered a lot of annoying people that could possibly ruin my day. I understand that there are many annoying people in the world, but the internet is where people can truly express their true nature.