CONTENTS What is a smartphone??? Effect of smartphones on the workplace. Effect of smartphones on education Effect of smartphones on social engagement Conclusion
WHAT IS A SMARTPHONE??? A cellular phone with extra features like: Wi-fi connectivity Full office compatibility Social network intergration Free messaging applications
EFFECT OF SMARTPHONES IN THE WORKPLACE GOOD Officers able to keep working even when away from the office Constant ready access to email – fast communication NOT SO GOOD Distraction due to constant access to social networks If one phone malfunctions, whole communication system fails
EFFECT OF SMARTPHONES ON EDUCATION Laptop-type functionality Students are able to download information quickly Communication between students and teachers is easy with quick email access Distraction due to social network intergration Distraction due to messaging applications This lowers productivity among students.
EFFECT OF SMARTPHONES ON SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT Social network integration People find it easy to communicate via messengers and social networks People become awkward in social situations
CONCLUSION Smartphones are mobile phones with computer-like capabilities They have many good uses in the office and in school They also have addictive qualities
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