Time Spent Essay

994 WordsOct 9, 20134 Pages
Screen Time Technology, today, has become so advanced that more and more people rely on their technology, whether it’s on their cell phone, iPod, or lap top. Thus, I am one of those people. I cannot go a day without my cell phone, although I do think a lot about how our society would be different if we didn’t have all this new technology. Would we act different? Would we have different personalities? How would that affect relationships? Would we not know as many people? Sometimes I even wish I could go back in time to a period where there was no technology, just to see how different things were and how different people were. I’d like to see how people communicated, and survived without technology. There are so many benefits to technology, but there are also a lot negatives to it. It all depends on how you look at it. The number one screen that I lean on the most is my cell phone. I can’t go anywhere without it. I mostly use it to text, which is both good and bad. I think it is a good thing, because it helps me stay in touch with friends and family, because I don’t necessarily like talking on the phone with people. This does have an impact on my personal communication skills, which it allows me to avoid face to face conversations with people and you need those communication skills for many things in life like job interviews and meeting new people. It has also hurt me, because if I’m ever in an argument with someone, I say things that I would never say to their face or things that I don’t mean, because I don’t have time to think about what I’m going to say because texting makes it so you can respond back instantly. Thus, my emotions take over and this usually causes a bigger argument. The second thing that I use most on my phone is social media. From Twitter to Facebook I try to check it almost every hour to see what’s new with the people I follow or that I am
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