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Icrazy: Are We Becoming Too Obsessed with Technology?

  • Date Submitted: 12/02/2012 01:36 PM
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iCrazy: Are We Becoming Obsessed With Technology?

There’s an old saying, “too much of a good thing can be bad.” Is it possible that   this saying can be applied to modern technology? One can argue that without technology, we as people could never survive. While technology-in all forms-has transcended life for the better in many cases, it may also have become the greatest “crutch” for the human race. Unbelievable advances in the technological world have casted a shadow over the real one. These advances have impacted our world so immensely that people’s social skills have diminished while their dependence on cell phones and ipods have escalated. The reality is that without our greatest “crutch”, we would be crippled as a society.

Technology has provided the ultimate “crutch” in our society: social networking. Networking, as we all know, is a great way to build relationships, which could end up helping you personally or professionally. On the other hand, Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace are all websites that basically provide a convenient way for individuals to sit on their computers and phones and communicate with large numbers of people all at once. Now, being a victim of these addicting sites, as well as the rest of the world, I know first-hand what really goes on. Many individuals do not use these sites for networking, however, they are substituting networking with the need to post their insignificant daily activities for all to see. In a recent study by Retrevo, which surveyed 1,000 Americans, charts showed that almost half of people surveyed checked into their Facebook accounts during the night and as soon as they woke up. By no surprise were Iphone users shown to of checked their Facebooks/Twitters more. It has come to the point that whether you want to be a sucker for Facebook or not, people are beginning to have no choice. It is clear that Facebook is becoming a true addiction and almost like a chore for many Americans.

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