Related Literature for Cell Phones

Communication is essential in all aspects of our everyday lives. Effective communication enhances our personal, social and career relationships and allows us to make connections with people from other cultures, according to the book of William J. Seller and Melissa L. Beall – Communication Making Connection. In additional of that, communication is essential in your work even if you don’t pursue careers such as law, sales and teaching, communication skills is a must in a human being. Communication is woven into all facets of our lives.

We talk, listen, think, share confidences with intimates, ask and answer questions, participate on teams attended public presentations, exchange information with co-workers, watch television programs, chat online with friend and so forth. From birth to death communication is central to our personal, professional and civil lives. You can see more information about values of studying communication in the 4th Edition Communication Mosaics by Julia T. Wood. Also from the book of Julia T. Wood, she discussed the evolution of communication technologies.

The researchers considered what it means to live in an era that is saturated with communication technologies. After reviewing the evolution of communication technologies, the researchers focused on our important controversies about the impact of the technologies on individual and societies. The researchers considered different views of communication technologies effect on how we think, build and participate in communities, and define and express our identities, and their effect on our efficiency and productivity. Cellular phone or cell phone is one of the mostly used devices in this era to communicate in each other from one place to another.

Cell phones are much more than portable telephone – according to TIMES for kids ALAMANAC 2011. Depending on the model you use, a cell phone can do many tasks, including sending & receiving e-mail and text messages, surfing the internet, taking photographs, keeping track of appointment, flashing reminders, transmitting TV programs, navigating with global positioning and downloading music. It is because of the help of the new technology. Unlike a walkie-talkie or CB radio with which only at a time, cell phones have dual frequency capacity.

They can send signals and receive them at the same time. Inside the phone is a microprocessor similar to one inside a computer. This is what enables the phones to act like a computer and do such a wide variety of tasks. Not all trendy has a good effect on individual and society, like using cellphones. As more and more people send text messages to each other they are increasingly using acronyms and smileys since the screen on mobile devices keep getting smaller and smaller. For example, “AFAIK CU 2NITE” means, “As far as I know, I’ll see you tonight”.

The craze for sending text message by phone started when Globe introduced prepaid cards that enabled students, soldiers and others too poor for a long-term subscription to start using cellular phones. People quickly figured out how to express themselves on the phone’s alphanumeric keypad “Generation Txt,” as the media dubbed it, was born. Sending text messages does not require making a call. People merely type in a message and the recipient’s phone number hit the phone’s send key and off it goes to the operator’s message centre, which forwards it to the recipient.

Because messages are exchanged over the frequency the network uses to identify phones rather than the frequencies their owners talk on, messages can be sent and received the instant a phone is turned on–and can even be received when a phone call is in progress. According to Lisa M. Russel, an author, debate rages among educators about the effects of text messaging on English grammar. According to an unscientific poll conducted by Educational Organization, 50% of the 1028 respondents felt texting is harming students’ writing and grammar.

In the same poll 20% thought that text messaging may have some impact’s student’s writing but they do not think it is a major problem; 27% felt texting was not a negative influence. Some teachers believe the abbreviations used in text messaging are assaulting written English. Middle and high school teachers report that papers are being written using poor punctuation, had grammar and inappropriate abbreviations. Students sometimes do not realize they are using text lingo in their academic writing. In the other hand, some educators feel that anytime you can get students to write, it is positive.

Students are writing more than ever before because of texting, instant messaging and online communications. Educational researchers discovered that students are writing more and revising more. Canadian researchers believe that using text message language does not harm children’s spelling abilities; it may even be a good sign. The study, suggested that children who are good at spelling “real” words are also good at spelling in texting. The study also conclude that kids who are good spellers are good spellers in instant messaging and those kids who are poor spellers in English class are also poor spellers at instant messaging.

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