Cell phone technology–
I would have to say I’m pretty up-to-date on cell phone technology. I have an iPhone and it’s usually attached to me. I use it to check Twitter, Facebook, both of my email accounts, bank accounts, sports and news. I have eight news organizations’ apps on my phone so I’m able to check multiple organizations at once. I check the news organization apps probably once or twice a day and check things like Twitter continously throughout the day.
The biggest pro of having all of this information at our fingertips would definitely be convenience. Nothing is more convenient than sitting at a red light and craving a milkshake and checking your bank account to see if you can get one or not. It’s also convenient to be able to access emails at all times. Other pros include being up-to-date on news as it’s happening. There is a feature on most news organizations’ apps to where they notify you everytime there is breaking news or you can change the notifications to where they only notify you about certain topics like politics. This same pro could fall under the “convenience” aspect.
One huge con to having these things at our fingertips is that we are disconnected from the people around us. We hide behind our phone screens in class, walking on campus, or waiting at an airport. We also choose texting versus an actual conversation on the phone. We also rely too heavily on our phones for literally everything. It’s how we stay connected with everyone and everything. No one has house phones anymore so if you’re cell phone is dead or is broken, you have no way to communicate with others if say you didn’t have a computer handy. All in all, we are just too reliant on cell phones.