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Smart phones and their effects

  1. 1. SMARTPHONES<br />
  2. 2. WHAT ARE SMARTPHONES?<br />These are mobile phones with added features, offering advanced computing availability and connectivity than an ordinary phone.<br />Examples include, the most popular ones which are<br /> the blackberry<br />The iPhone 4 with 3G<br />The Sonny Ericson Experia<br />
  3. 3. THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SMARTPHONES<br />
  4. 4. Do Smartphones affect productivity?<br />Smartphones are touted as a productivity tool however they do affect productivity to some extent.<br />1. people misuse the them with all the Apps that are available<br />2.its very hard to concentrate coz they are very addictive<br />3 in works places, people usually spend more time using their smartphones as compared to doing work<br />
  5. 5. How they affect social engagement <br />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<br />
  6. 6. THE EFFECT ON EDUCATION<br />Smartphones are considered to be an extremely destruction for students<br />There is a big chance that students can play mobile games, chat on social networks, shop or watch videos while they are in class.<br />Cheating in class is a very serious concern <br />They can be used in illegal activities<br />Students rarely pay attention in class <br />
  7. 7. SMARTPHONE USAGE STATISTICS<br />Smart phones may cost a lot of money but they are people who feel that it is worth the money<br />The two diagrams below show how the usage of smartphones has grown over the past years<br />As well as the usage in terms of internet, videos and applications<br />
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  9. 9. Research Findings<br />A research done by some students in the US showed that the smartphone is<br /> is more of a symbol status <br />Very costly<br />The average smartphone user spends 667min a month using the apps<br />Complicated to use<br />Less personal<br />
  10. 10. CONCLUSION<br />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<br />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.<br />
  11. 11. bibliography<br />Zygmunt, S.(2011) Research studies, Effects of smartphones on Information Literacy. Available fromhttp://matrix.scranton.edu/news/articles/2009/08/Smartphone-Information-Literacy.shtml(Accesed 1st April 2011)<br />Oricchio R. How to standardise on a Mobile Device. Available from <br />http://technology.inc.com/telecom/articles/200807/mobile.html (Accessed 1st April 2011)<br />

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