Thursday, October 22, 2015

Are smartphones changing us for the worse?

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  1. Are smartphones changing conversations

    Before smart phones people actually talked to one another now these days i was walking down the street and i said hi to this girl and she was on her cellphone and she wasn’t paying attention and she just walked by and said nothing. So that's why i think smartphones are changing people and conversations like it's annoying that people don’t talk to each other when people didn’t have smartphones they actually talked to each other it is amazing how this little device can change so many people. That's why i think that smartphones are bad in terms of conversations with one another.

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    1. You are right. It is amazing how something so small has had a huge impact on how people communicate. I like how you made a connection with an experience in your own life.

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  2. i say yes because they can do a lot of bad things to people and on facebook and other texting things because people get caught up in everyone else's drama and it cases cayas and if you're on a date and your on your phone the whole time because you're caught up in drama or thing that are going on. i think it was a bad idea to make phones that you can see other people's private information and now people are so caught up in other people's business on facebook or twitter and snapchat. and i won't hear on the radio that when people see other people on facebook who are having fun going to water parks and going to different countries people that when people see that they're having fun they get jealous and made and they wish they had a good life like they were having. and i personally think that iphones are changing use for the worse.

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    1. Yes, so much drama. We have to decide what to read, what to believe, what to ignore, and how to respond and then remember that what ever we do or say online is public. We live in a society that shares everything. Trying to finding private time or space can be tough. Imagine your life as a famous athlete or actor!

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  3. Do devices change us for the worst?
    I have mixed feelings about this because it’s not changing me for the worst but it is changing me and what I do. I only use it on the bus because I have a long bus ride and it gets boring. I listen to music and when Sukha gets on I let her use it with me. I don’t think it changes me for the worst at all. I just think it changes me and that it is good not to be bored on the bus. If I had an Ipod or ipad or something like that then a think it would change me for the worst though I would not use it all the time. I think that a lot of things like Ipods, Ipads, Tablets and stuff like that changes most people that have them. For example, I know a couple of people that used to go outside a lot and have fun outside but now they only go out once in a great while otherwise they are on they’re Ipads and/or phones. Sometimes it get’s really annoying. In conclusion, I don’t think that all electronic devices change people for the worst but they can change people for the worst at all.

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    1. I like how you approached the article with an open lens and saw the benefits of both sides. This will help you during our debate. You also sound as if you are prepared not to let a device control your life.

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  4. Is my Ipod changing me for the worst? I think it is because every morning on the way to school I check my Messages and listen to music so loud that I can not hear my dad talking to me. And in the afternoon I go on my Ipod and check my snapchat not listening to others around me. And at home I am watching videos and playing games. I feel like it makes my parents annoyed that I am not listening to them. Now on the weekends I am on my Ipod basically all day and that really annoys my parents. I think that electronics really are changing me for the worst!

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    1. This is a very personal response. I am wondering about a few things after reading your comment. Are you comfortable with the amount of time you spend on your iPod? After watching yesterday's video, could you make connections with what both of the men were saying? Everyone is in control of how they choose to use their device. What ever our choices are we need to accept how they affect ourselves and the people around us.

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  5. Smartphones and other devices are changing us, not in a good good way either. They are taking away time from us getting exercise and not letting us spend time with our family like in the summer high school students will stay on their phones talking to their friends who aren’t doing anything. Time goes by so fast when you are on your device, you want to do something at 7:00 am then they see Oh My Gosh! It is 5:00 pm and then you didn’t get to do what you wanted to do.Plus when you are watching TV they make it so that you will want to watch more and then you don't want to get off.Some kids will get really mad if they don't get to watch TV or go on their device and if you start to eat in front of your device then your brain is saying “Ooooooo I like this” and you will start to think that it is OK to do that repeatedly.

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    1. I like your expression in your comment. I thought of myself after reading your comment. I have often said, "Oh my gosh" after looking at the amount of time I spent on my laptop. Then I look outside realize I missed the opportunity to enjoy some VT sunshine. Maybe, I need to set a timer!

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  6. I say mobile devices change some people but not all people. Smart phones change people that are on them 24/7 alllllll dayyyyy longgggg. but not people like my Papa for example. my papa only uses his phone when he needs to and once in awhile uses FB. I only use mobile devices for youtube, Calling friends or Monster Legend once in awhile but all the time on youtube. I would much rather play Xbox with Carson or Alex. One time i was using a Nintendo ds and running not looking and ran in to a poal and left a big bump “Thanks Not looking While running”. You should alys look where you are going.

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    1. You bring up the issue of screen time. Is screen time on a Smartphone different than video screen time?

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  7. I think that handheld devices are becoming a bad habit because there is very few real conversations, People are having accidents because they are addicted to their devices. The reason why there are laws getting formed around cell phones because people use them to much and paying more attention to their phone then they are to anything else and this is why I think handheld devices are getting to be a problem.

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    1. You bring up a great point about face to face conversations. What is lost by just texting or using social media? Why has it become so popular? Can we establish a balance?

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  8. Are smartphones changing our conversations?

    I feel that smartphones are changing our conversations because we always looking down at our phones, getting distracted, and not paying attention to what is going on around us. Did you know that today the average adult has an attention span one second shorter than a goldfish. Physiologists have found a 40 percent decline of empathy among college students because of all the time they spend on their phones. Phones are replacing face to face contact, and social activity. I think that phones are a big problem and people need to use them less.

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  9. Are smartphones changing us for the worse? I think they are because more people are using smartphones instead of going outside and texting to people rate next to them.In Vermont it is a law not to text and drive because it is a safety hazard. That is why I think smartphones are changing us for the worse.

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  10. I think that smartphones can be a useful tool but should not be used frequently. Before the smartphone people had to interact face to face and now it's crushed by texting skyping facebook, it just goes on. Face it if we want to know what people are doing we just look at there recent post online about their weekend. It's even got so bad where a lot of people don't call anybody anymore because there's just a simpler way. I think if we didn't use them for social media that it could actually be a helpful resource for web and it could be a little computer for whatever you could imagine.

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  11. Smartphones do change us for the worse. They change us because people are more worried about their devices more than they are the real world. Reasons why they are changing us because people text and drive,they go out to eat with there family and don't even talk to them they go on facebook and play games. Also people get into accidents and still don't learn from their mistakes. That's how I no they are changing us for the worse.

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  12. I think that smartphones will impose humans for the worst, smartphones have had a negative impacted our social skills. All the social media site have isolated humans, we are more worried about our profiles and how many likes we get. Some will go out to dinner and be on there phones and not say a word to each other. Humans have been losing the ability to publicly speak, this is because we are used to typing what we want to say.

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