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Cell Phone Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

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In recent years, the study of mobile communication has escalated. This type of communication involves interacting through the use of mobile phones, which included calls or text messaging. Mobile phones have become one of the most popular forms of interpersonal media, for college students in particular. Cell phones are a practical technology that serve numerous functions, but most importantly communication is made easier and faster. I believe cell phones have an overall positive influence; however, there are several negative aspects to consider. For college students texting is one of the most common forms of communication. Even though texting is fast and easy, the meanings behind the messages can be easily confused and misunderstood. Sometimes text messaging can be harmful because people can interpret things differently than the sender meant them. For example, too much abbreviation can cause confusion and taking too long to reply can be seen as ignoring the other person or conveying a lack of interest. In my opinion, the positives outweigh the negatives seeing as mobile communication enables everyone to stay socially connected and maintain strong, healthy relationships. Furthermore, texting has the ability to impact a relationship, but the way in which impacts the relationship is dependent on the couple involved.

Here is a video that discusses the issue from an anti-cell phone perspective:


Written by katevogs614

May 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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