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Smartphones and how They Affect our Daily Lives

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David Orme

on 26 November 2013

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Transcript of Smartphones and how They Affect our Daily Lives

Ways Smartphones Affect Our Lives in a Positive Way
How have smartphones negatively affected our society?
How do smartphones affect our lives in a positive way?
In today's society it is becoming odd to see a person without a smartphone. Smartphones have broadened our communication from a simple phone call, to being able to FaceTime and gauge the person's reaction, real time, no matter how far away they are. In this day and age, social media is a driving force in the communications. Smartphones allow you to take this social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, and put it right into the palm of your hand.
What is a Smartphone?
A smartphone is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system that can perform many of the same functions as a computer.
Smartphones and How They Affect our Daily Lives
Ease of using applications
Communications made easier
Ability to learn new things
Social media in the palm of your hand
The main reason smartphones are ruining
society is because they cause people to be oblivious to their surroundings. In public, you can look around and see someone so absorbed by their smartphone, that they don't even care whats going on around them. They are also causing children to spend less time outside, and more time indoors on Facebook, texting, or instant messaging.
How smartphones negatively affect society
Causes people to be oblivious to their surroundings
Business leaving the workspace
Family and social relationships are being oppressed
Smartphone Addiction
70% of people check their smartphones within an hour of waking up.
56% check their phone within an hour of going to sleep.
48% check over the weekend
51% check continuously during vacation
44% say they would experience "a great deal of anxiety" if they lost their phone and couldn't replace it for a week
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