The article “How Cell Phones Are Killing Face- to- Face Interactions” by Mark Glaser provides an excellent critique of the obsession people have with their technological devices. People these days are addicted to listening to music on their IPods and texting on their cell phones, while they neglect face to face conversations. This lifestyle is having a profound negative impact on people. For example, the author cites a British study that found that 7% of British students have lost a relationship due to their cell phone use. In addition, a Japanese study found that children with cell phones won’t make friends with children that don’t have them. This article is very well-written because it presents the author’s real life experiences and backs up his determinations with facts. The article is also logical because it explores not only the impact of people’s technological obsession but also the message it sends. The author says technological obsession sends the message that, “Somewhere else there is someone who I care about more than you. I want to know what they have to say more than what you have to say to me now.” This addiction also has profound impacts elsewhere. It takes up much of people’s time and they are unable to build real interpersonal relationships. The article also mentions ways to counteract this technological obsession. Libraries and restaurants are banning cell phone usage.
I think this article is very informative. I also believe that when people are constantly having phone