Impact of cell phones on the social relationships society Author’s Name Institutional Affiliation Table of Content Chapter One: Introduction ……………………………………………. Chapter Two: Literature Review …………………………………………
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References and Annotated Bibliography ………………….. CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Background of the Study The 21st century is best described as an era of technological advancement. This is because there have been innovations of different technologies aimed at ensuring that man performs duties with ease. One of such invention was the development of cell phones. They have proved themselves one of the greatest gifts to the humankind. Nowadays, cell phones have become an indispensable part of man’s lives. Back in the time, owning a mobile phone was a privilege enjoyed by the affluent class in the society. However, with the price reduction and innovations over a period, they are now affordable to the majority in the society. Today, cell phones not just catering for the need of the society, but also serve as a status symbol for many. The origin of the cell phones is traced back to the 1920’s. They were a modification of the radios used by the police since 1921. The idea of cellular phone was developed in 1947 by bell laboratories (ThinkQuest, n.d.). The first real cell phone was made in 1973 by Martin cooper in collaboration with inventors who utilized the idea of car phone (Castells, 2007). They utilized the necessary technology to create a portable cell phone. The structure of the cell phone continues to evolve in terms of size and weight. The world has been transformed through the invention of mobile phones. This has certainly improved the concept of globalization. In fact, the world as it is today is accessible and open to everyone thanks to the invention of cell phones. Cell phones continue to be the most used technological devices today. Moreover, billions of people continue to subscribe to this technology all over the world. In fact, the number of user in the developing countries is on the rise as compared to developed countries (Corbett, 2009). CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW Positive Impacts of the Cell Phone The use of the cell phones has revolutionized the communication industry in an unprecedented way. The world has been turned into one entity using the devices. The first greatest impact of cell phones is the ease of interactions. In today’s society, it is possible to communicate even though distance may separate individuals. Through cell phone, one can interact with the loved ones, either by sharing happiness or problems with them by sending a message. This also eases the other form of communications that are sometimes expensive. Studies carried out shows that sending messages would make a strong bond of interaction between individuals (Fernando, 2007). This is because this service gives individuals enough time to prepare for the communication system as compared to a man-to-man form of communication. Moreover, the rate of messaging continues to grow worldwide. For example, research carried out showed that eighty percent of the people at the age below 45 years used this service (Reid, 2007). This was popular among the teenagers. They concurred to the fact that messaging created strong ties amongst themselves. This category is communication is also more privy as compared to other form of communication. This is because messaging takes places without drawing the attention of other individuals in the society. Moreover, cell phones have played an essential role in the entertainment industry. This is a most notable aspect especially to the young age. It is also possible to get the latest news, and song. One can
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