Children at the age of 10 now have something that most Americans didn't receive until they turned 16 or older. This device is as small as a credit card and has as much, or more, power as a computer. This device is something that most people can't live one day without, and has become more than just a means for communication. It is an important device for every day life, so much, that it has shifted from being a technological object to a key social part of life. We all have one, and it is known as the cell phone. Today, the cell phone is an emerging important tool for personal communication with social and cultural significance in society. We have become dependent on this device, originally designed solely for communication. These phones have now been woven into our everyday lives, and have changed the way we talk, meet, buy, sell, and even fight with others. With the introduction and increase popularity of cell phones and text messages, physical communication and face-to-face interaction has been substituted. Physical principle elements of human interaction such as body language and facial expressions are lost when conversations are held through text messaging. These facial expressions have been replaced with depicting happiness or a smile. Many people believe that texting runs the risk of affecting one's capacity to interact with each other’s face-to-face. We see many people choosing to text rather than have a real conversation to avoid awkward or emotional situations. Text messaging and cell phones have introduced a more convenient way to communicate but lack the emotion people need to fully understand a conversation. I can say that cell phones affect me every day. I do text many people a day and I do feel like I lose that personal connection with the person. I'm not right there, looking at their expressions and hearing exactly what they have to say. This sometimes changes the way a conversation can go. When you text someone, you are thinking the message in your head oneway, but the person that receives that message can interpret it a whole other way. This is another problem with text messaging. All people don't think the same way. This just complicates the situation even…
Create jobs…security people
- M-Paisa – empower the people (incubate)
- education services are not meeting the need of the people
- Precondition need to be in place
o motivated and trained workforce
o ICT – infrastructure
- Introduction of phone led to material improvement
- Demand was there.
- AFDN – mutually reinforcing
- Portfolio of services…
- The weaker the state the more the tentacile of services…
Social enterprises can take on many different identities, but all…
They weren’t police, but when Beth Ebel and her team of investigators walked up and down intersections in six major counties this year, peering into car windows to count how many drivers were using their phones, some drivers dropped them. Hid them. Pretended they’d never held them.
“We in public health have this fallacy that if we tell people why they shouldn’t do things, they won’t do them,” said Ebel, a trauma doctor and director of the Injury Prevention and Research Center at Harborview Medical…
Police Department in Detroit, Mich. begins installing mobile radios, operating around 2 MHz, in their squad cars.
1934 The U.S. Congress creates the Federal Communications Commission.
1940’s the mobile radios are able to operate at 30 to 40 MHz and become common between police departments and the wealthy.
1945 The first mobile-radio-telephone service is established in St. Louis, Miss.
1947 AT&T comes out with the first radio-car-phones that can be used only on the highway between New York…
started to understand what a revolutionary creation the phone was. Popular
from the 1890s to the 1930s, the candlestick phone was separated into two pieces. The
mouthpiece formed the candlestick, and the receiver was placed against the ear during a call. This
style died out in the 30s when phone manufacturers started to incorporate the mouthpiece and the
receiver into a single unit.
The next iteration of the telephone was the infamous rotary phone which spanned from the 1930s
to the 1960s. Notoriously…
A. Attention Getter: Cell phones are very useful and handy but can also be very dangerous. It can
Distract you from your studies, distance you from loved ones and/or endanger themselves.
B. Reason to listen: tonight I’m going to tell you the reason people are on their cell phones so much.
D. Credibility Statement:
1. Cell phones are intriguing to me because I myself am very distracted from them.
2. I have done much research on this topic.
E. Preview of Main Points:
1. First, I will…
Smart Phones Today
Smart phones have had a huge impact on society’s way of life; they have affected us so much that they practically rule our lives. People use them for almost everything that they do. For shopping they are used as a grocery list, or when people have an appointment they use their smart phones as an agenda. People are getting used to using smart phones so much that they have become a necessity rather than a luxury. There is always someone using their smart phone. Smart phones have…
Choosing a mobile phone is really exciting, however, mobile phones can also be
real financial trap! Mobile phone debt is actually one of the most common
types of financial difficulty today.
Mobile phone contracts come in three main types: fixed-term, monthly and prepaid. But with dozens of handsets, plans and features on offer, it can be hard to
compare all the options. Phone companies compete hotly for mobile customers
so there are lots of ‘cap’ plans around, both pre-paid…
shake up mobile
This article discussed how Firefox, previewed its first OS systems in smart phones and has further announced commitments from 4 handset makers and is also backing from 18 mobile carriers. This article suggests Firefox maybe too late in the game of OS for cell phones. The article suggests that the Firefox OS systems phones will not beat out the big market players of Apple and Andriod. One smart phone manufactures in China will be coming out with its Firefox OS phone. The…
Cell Phone Surveillance
Many people in the United States of America do not know how tracking cell phones can affect their society. In recent years, especially after the 9/11 attacks, there has been increased concern for the safety and security of the United States of America to ensure attacks like these never happen again. In order for the government to maintain the safety of the country, the government has used a variety of technology companies to track cell phones and other communication…