WHAT ARE SMARTPHONES? These are mobile phones with added features, offering advanced computing availability and connectivity than an ordinary phone. Examples include, the most popular ones which are the blackberry The iPhone 4 with 3G The Sonny Ericson Experia
Do Smartphones affect productivity? Smartphones are touted as a productivity tool however they do affect productivity to some extent. 1. people misuse the them with all the Apps that are available 2.its very hard to concentrate coz they are very addictive 3 in works places, people usually spend more time using their smartphones as compared to doing work
How they affect social engagement A comic strip called The Joy of Tech brought this into relief in a recent cartoon. This is couple is on a date & they barely have time to talk to each other
THE EFFECT ON EDUCATION Smartphones are considered to be an extremely destruction for students There is a big chance that students can play mobile games, chat on social networks, shop or watch videos while they are in class. Cheating in class is a very serious concern They can be used in illegal activities Students rarely pay attention in class
SMARTPHONE USAGE STATISTICS Smart phones may cost a lot of money but they are people who feel that it is worth the money The two diagrams below show how the usage of smartphones has grown over the past years As well as the usage in terms of internet, videos and applications
Research Findings A research done by some students in the US showed that the smartphone is is more of a symbol status Very costly The average smartphone user spends 667min a month using the apps Complicated to use Less personal
CONCLUSION As much as smartphones maybe the most popular forms of communication and despite being helpful and full of advantages. Not everything about the smartphone is brilliant Just as the presentation showed, to a very great extent, smart phones also have their disadvantages when it comes to social engagement, education, productivity and so on.
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