What A Cell Block!
Did you see that IPhone 6 plus be a negative on our date?
- Online research (databases)
- Compilation from other research of multiple demographics
- Small survey taken at my work place with a demographic of 21+
These research steps have omitted extra outliers in order to narrow down a more concise and accurate research. The demographic online is mostly compiled of teenagers because a majority of teenagers are affected by technology and it has been an escalating problem. While another method was a small survey being passed along at Wild Horse Pass Casino which had a demographic of 21+ in order to get a more overall judgement. 3 Testimonies were taken from coworkers which is comprised of a lady bachelor aged 22, a single mother of 26, and a married mom of a newborn aged 30. (All respective to Worker A,B, and C)
Technology Interference Survey
The questions are basic starting with:
- Do you use your phone during an outing with friends, co-workers, family, or significant other? The results to this from about 50 surveys to keep it simple is 46 yes to 8 no. That is roughly 92% of the survey takers using their phone's during an outing.
- When a conversation with another slows down or falls off, do you resort to technology to enhance the conversation? Most people responded to this question as a yes, however it was not used to enhance the conversation. Only 2 people reacted to the question stating that they use their phone to show off pictures or videos, but the majority 48 shy away from a conversation when it falls off.
- Do you feel like technology prevents you to hold a conversation? This question sparked the most controversial opinions. The findings were 35 yes to 15 no. As shown, this question was a bit closer compared to the other two where the answers were absolute on way or another. The majority responded with a yes saying that technology puts up this psychological wall to prevent each other from paying attention. While the other 15 voting no, had suggested that technology instead can fill as a buffer between conversations.
Social Media Interference
Fowlkes, James. "Viewpoint: Why Social Media Is Destroying Our Social Skills." Why Social Media Is Destroying Our Social Skills. USA TODAY College, 11 Oct. 2012. Web. 07 Apr. 2016.
Lenhart, Amanda. "Teens and Mobile Phones Over the Past Five Years: Pew Internet Looks Back." Teens and Mobile Phones Over the Past Five Years: Pew Internet Looks Back. Pew Research Center Internet Science Tech RSS, 18 Aug. 2009. Web. 07 Apr. 2016.
Clemmitt, Marcia. "Remote Access to Library Databases." Social Media Explosion. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2016.
Clemmitt, Marcia. "Remote Access to Library Databases." Social Networking. CQ Researcher, 17 Sept. 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2016.
A Few co-worker's testimonies with their own personal experience talking about how technology has adversely affected their lifestyle with one another. In order to keep it anonymous I have agreed to label them as Worker A,B, and C.
Worker A: I feel as though when someone has a phone in front of their face, our conversation just ends, like "Oh, guess it's time to check Facebook or Twitter and other social media instead of talking to each other".
Worker B: I don't feel like technology really affects us that much, I mean if it was a serious date then I would like to put it away but I feel like the night will end up the same, it just depends on how you carry the conversation out.
Worker C: I am extremely against it. As a married woman, whenever I tell my husband something on a dinner outing, he seemed to always ignore it while on his phone or say "sure" or "true". Then in about 10 minutes I would get a response.
A little about myself is that I work in a high table turned restaurant meaning that I consistently have to introduce myself to new people and hold a conversation. I often have to come across wonderful guests that have a cell phone glued to their forehead while I attempt to interact with them for my job. This is rather difficult and can in turn be negative. I have also seen a relationship consisting of two individual sitting at a booth together simply on their phone; therefore, I have decided to start this research paper to see if that situation is negative to a relationship or not. Growing up and still with my group of friends, we rarely use text messages to converse or have social media on the dinner table when together; however, we do still converse by making cell phone calls to each other. I feel like the less we use our phones, the more can be discussed and enjoyed when with each other's company.