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The Impact of Mobile Devices on Communication. Chad Chmura. Introduction. Could you manage to make it through a day without your cell phone? If so, could you go a week without it? The common answer to these questions show how dependent humans have become on their mobile devices.

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The impact of mobile devices on communication

The Impact of Mobile Devices on Communication

Chad Chmura


Introduction

Introduction

  • Could you manage to make it through a day without your cell phone? If so, could you go a week without it?

  • The common answer to these questions show how dependent humans have become on their mobile devices.

  • The communication process has evolved so much because of cell phones that it is difficult to imagine what life would be like without them.

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Research questions

Research Questions

  • How many different methods of mobile communication are there?

  • How has mobile communication changed how humans interact?

  • What are the apparent benefits and deficiencies of these forms of communication?

  • Are there potential health hazards related to the use of mobile devices?

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Literature review

Literature Review

"Using GPS-Enabled Cell Phones to Track the Travel Patterns of Adolescents." – J. Fortenberry

  • Describes how GPS tracking was used to study the daily routines of a group of teenagers.

  • The researchers found the accuracy of the tracking to be surprising.

  • It is possible for parents to track

    where their children are, what

    they are doing, and who they

    are with.

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Literature review1

Literature Review

"Communication Problems." – Leslie Haddon

  • In the 1990’s, over 37% of people found phone calls disruptive at some points of every day.

  • People left the phone off the hook to stop the calls.

  • In the later 1990’s, caller ID helped determine what calls to answer.

  • As cell phones grow more popular, so does the “Ignore” button.

  • Each release of new phone technology gives call receivers more control over their communication.

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Literature review2

Literature Review

“FDA concurs with British finding on lack of cancer link to cell phone use.”

  • In the initial years of cell phone popularity, studies showed a link between exposure to the small radiofrequency exposure emitted by cell phones and cancer.

  • The same studies were repeated in 2005, using more modern cell phones, and the same results failed to be replicated.

  • Modern device technology exposes users to

    less radiofrequency radiation.

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Literature review3

Literature Review

"Invisible Whispers: Accounts of SMS Communication in Shared Physical Space." – AkselTjora

  • Researched common uses for texting - includes flirting/dating, warning/assisting friends, coordinating discreetly, asking about other people present, commenting on a situation as it unfolds, avoiding interruption, and making practical jokes.

  • Gave examples from the study.

  • Some advantages of texting as opposed to calling:

    • More convenient

    • Less disruptive

    • Faster

    • Less confrontational

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Literature review4

Literature Review

"Emotional Attachment and Mobile Phones." – Jane Vincent

  • “We interact with a mobile phone in a way that we do not with other devices. We fondle it, we clutch it in times of crisis, and we know that our loved ones are doing the same.”

  • Article states that some humans develop an unhealthy attachment to their phone.

  • Interactions with the opposite sex are

    the largest cause of attachment.

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Literature review5

Literature Review

"Text Messaging During Simulated Driving" - Joel Cooper

  • Conducted a study using a driving simulator to compare driving ability with and without texting.

  • Results of the study:

    • 0.3 second delay in braking reaction time

    • 3 meter decrease in following distance

    • 600% increase in accident rate

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Discussion

Discussion

  • Further benefits of text messaging

    • Delayed response time is more acceptable

    • More time to think of a ‘tactful’ response

  • Further benefits of GPS tracking

    • Police can monitor traffic flow

    • If phone is left in a stolen car or handbag, it can be traced.

    • Possible to track a crime suspect and prove they were at the crime scene.

    • Also able to track proximity of sex offenders to schools/playgrounds

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Conclusion

Conclusion

  • The telephone is still rapidly developing

  • Humans will adapt their communication process to any new phone technologies in the future

  • Dependencies on mobile communications make it difficult to imagine life without a cell phone.

  • Cell phones have undoubtedly effected the communication of most people

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Questions

Questions?

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References

References

  • Cooper, Joel M., et al. "Text messaging during simulated driving." Human Factors 51.5 (2009): 762+. Academic OneFile. Web. 24 Oct. 2011

  • Fortenberry, J. Dennis. "Using GPS-enabled cell phones to track the travel patterns of adolescents." International Journal of Health Geographics 7.(2008): 1-11. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 3 Oct. 2011.

  • Haddon, Leslie. "Communication Problems." Knowledge, Technology & Policy 19.1 (2006): 19-27. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 27 Sept. 2011.

  • Tjora, Aksel H. "Invisible Whispers: Accounts of SMS Communication in Shared Physical Space." Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 17.2 (2011): 193-211. Communication & Mass Media Complete. EBSCO. Web. 27 Sept. 2011.

  • Vincent, Jane. "Emotional Attachment and Mobile Phones." Knowledge, Technology & Policy 19.1 (2006): 39-44. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 27 Sept. 2011

  • "FDA concurs with British finding on lack of cancer link to cell phone use." Journal of Clinical Engineering Apr.-June 2005: 66. Academic OneFile. Web. 24 Oct. 2011.


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