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    • SmartStudentsUniversity Students and Smartphones
      By Georgina Goldring
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    • In a survey done last year at Ball State University, it was found that: of5,500students, 49%owned smartphones, up 27% since 2009. The most popular device was the Iphone.
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    • “No matter which way you look at it,one cannot denythe rising popularity of smartphones.”- Valerie Quintana
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    • Why do studentschoosesmartphones? Increased convenience, increased accessibility, solidarity, fear of being ostracized by friend group, and many other reasons…
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    • Students are not only using their smartphones to socialize and stay connected…
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    • most students additionally, use their smartphoneas an alarm clock,calendar,radioandgrocery list.
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    • For a student, a smartphone “is integral to [their] daily routine and even an important diagnostic tool[they] will rely on throughout the day”- Rebecca Burns
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    • Students also use their smartphones for entertainment during class.
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    • “Yes, we are playing games on it now and taking video calls on it now but in three years what is it going to be used for?”- Scott Wofford
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    • Students are already beginning to use their smartphones to assist them with schoolwork.
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    • Convert, Quick Graph, Wolfram Alpha, Cliffnotes, and Google Sky Map are all examples of apps a university student may use when doing their homework.
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    • “The mobile device isn’t just for communication; it’s for edification” - Frank Lowney
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    • Though smartphones can be very helpful for students, they can also be detrimental…
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    • In fact, A study taken which focused on young people aged 17-23 in ten countries around the world found that 79 per cent of students who volunteered for a complete social media blackout experienced reactions ranging from distress to confusion and isolation.
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    • “Students suffer from withdrawal symptoms that may rival those of smokers or even drug addicts”- James Deruvo
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    • One student involved in the study stated, “I am an addict. I don’t need alcohol, cocaine or any other derailing form of social depravity…”
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    • “Media is my drug; without it I was lost.”
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    • “Just like any other tool, tools are amoral, they can be used for good or evil.”- Frank Lowney
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    • As of right now, thebenefits of smartphonesare far greater than the detriments for students.
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    • References
      http://androidcommunity.com/most-students-suffer-from-smartphone-withdrawl-study-finds-20110408/
      http://jou2100.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/smartphones-a-growing-trend-among-college-students/
      http://theactiveclass.com/2010/03/25/disruptive-technology-students-their-smartphones/
      http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=17717&news=College+Students+Smartphones
      http://www.gcsunade.com/2011/01/27/smartphones-aid-college-students/
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