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Cell Phones and Human Relationships. Do cell phones really benefit us?. Ashley Lorello. History of Cellular Phones. First actual cell phone-1973 First made available in 1984 First text message sent- December 3 , 1992. Texting. 1:3 teens send more then 100 texts a day.

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cell phones and human relationships

Cell Phones and Human Relationships

Do cell phones really benefit us?

Ashley Lorello

history of cellular phones
History of Cellular Phones
  • First actual cell phone-1973
  • First made available in 1984
  • First text message sent- December

3, 1992

texting
Texting
  • 1:3 teens send more then 100 texts a day.
  • 64% of teens have texted in class.
  • Girls typically text more than boys.
pros of cell phones
Pros of Cell Phones
  • Helps us stay in touch.
  • Texting is a quicker means to communication
  • Newer phones have cameras, music and can receive emails.
  • No need to memorize phone numbers.
cons to cell phones
Cons to Cell Phones
  • Talking less on the phone and are texting more.
  • Most would rather send a text than call or meet up.
  • Less patient with relationships.
  • Family relationships.
  • Evidence that cell phones can cause brain cancer
conclusions
Conclusions
  • Cell phones have become essential to us
  • Used for more then just phone calls
  • BUT…
  • Hurting our interpersonal relationships
  • Less face-to-face interactions
  • We have yet to figure out a way to balance our relationships and cell phone use
works cited
Works Cited
  • http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/02001/home.htm
  • http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1099476/text-messaging
  • http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones/Summary-of-findings.aspx
  • http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09221/989443-467.stm
  • http://www.flowtown.com/blog/teens-and-their-mobile-phones?display=wide
  • http://textingeliminatingsocialskills.blogspot.com/
  • http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/OtherCarcinogens/AtHome/cellular-phones
  • My website: http://cellphonesandhumanrelationships.wordpress.com/quick-facts/
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