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24 7: How Cell Phones and the Internet Change the Way We by Jarice Hanson

By Jarice Hanson

Simply because the motor vehicle significantly replaced people's lives at first of the twentieth century, so too has the revolution in on-line prone (including running a blog, podcasting, videogaming, purchasing, and social networking) and cell-phone use replaced our lives on the flip of the twenty first century. additionally, many different prone, actions, and devices—including the Palm Pilot, the BlackBerry, the iPod, electronic cameras, and mobile cameras—have been made attainable by means of the combo of those applied sciences. while the auto allowed humans for the 1st time to paintings in towns and stay with ease within the suburbs, extending the lengthy shuttle past the boundaries formerly circumscribed by means of public transportation, the web and cellular phone let us have interaction with others from round the world—or a number of hundred miles—from the place we paintings or reside, giving upward push to the telecommuting phenomenon and permitting us to stick in contact with associates and households within the new digital atmosphere. As Hanson demonstrates in her new publication, those applied sciences permit us to paintings and play 24/7, each time, anywhere.What does this suggest for us as participants and for society as a complete? What are the social implications of this technological revolution that we have got witnessed within the brief span of approximately two decades? Do humans of other generations use those applied sciences within the comparable methods, or do they undertake them to aid their verbal exchange behavior shaped at varied occasions in their lives? How does the semblance of regulate supplied by means of those applied sciences have an effect on the best way we predict approximately what's significant in our lives? Hanson examines the wide-ranging impression of this variation. How do participants posting their viewpoints on the net impact democracy? Is it attainable to ever thoroughly hinder identification robbery over the web? How everlasting is info kept on the net or on a difficult force? Do cellphones swap the way in which humans take into consideration privateness or the best way they convey with others? Does e mail? Do videogames educate new social rules? Do cellphones and the net swap conventional communique behaviors and attitudes? Hanson discusses those an important matters and explores to what quantity members do have keep watch over, and he or she assesses how social and governmental providers are responding to (or working from) the issues posed through those new applied sciences.

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It was assumed that the gentle, slightly higher timbre of the woman’s voice would be heard more easily through the primitive coaxial copper cable, but the real reason women entered the office and clerical professions was that the increasing centralization of office activities allowed for greater specialization of the tasks within an office. Women became the equivalent of a paid office-wife, taking care of the man, who was too busy to be bothered by the mundane routine of keeping the office going.

The changes that we see in others may cause us some concern, but our own behaviors and attitudes also become shaped by social factors that we tend to justify as morally acceptable for our own purposes. The chapters in this book explore how and why our culture is changing by focusing on how cell phones and the Internet provide contexts for social change. 14 24/7 These two technologies are of particular importance because they have the ability to operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and they can free us from traditional ways of thinking that were circumscribed by norms of private and publicly acceptable behaviors, but at the same time, they offer portability and ubiquity but demand reaction and response.

These children, born in to the later Boomers in the late 1980s, entered college around the turn of the century (the twenty-first century) and are also known as the Millennials. This generation never knew a time when there was no MTV, probably expected to go to college, and came from home environments where they had been constantly supervised throughout their early years. This group was in the first vanguard of cell phone and MP3 technology users who embraced downloading music and using the peer-to-peer file sharing characteristics of computers.

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