Smartphones Introduction. Smartphones have been a major up boost in our society today. Now the topic at hand is whether smartphones affect productivity, communication in the work place, social engagement, and education. Well its simple smartphones do not have that effect. Smartphones have improved life’s' in many ways through, internet access, instant messaging, media player, 3G video calling and a whole lot more.
Statistical Information Smartphones are continuing to improve as we speak, much more features are beginning to evolve. The proof is in the pudding, the demand for smartphones is increasing at such a rapid speed. So, according to Verein, S. (2009). Smart phones: how to stay clever in a downturn. Available at http://www.deloitte.co.uk/TMTPredictions/telecommunications/Smartphones-clever-in-downturn.cfm, over 45.5 million people in the United States owned smartphones in 2010 out of 234 million total subscribers. Despite the large increase in smartphone sales in the last few years, smartphone shipments only make up 20% of total handset shipments, as of the first half of 2010, reported data showed that global smartphone shipments increased 74% from 2009 to 2010.
Turning Point Seeing as though the demands for smartphones are increasing, it is highly evident that smartphones are very efficient in this day and age. So the point is why should they have a negative effect on society, education, productivity, communication in the work place, and social engagement? In society smartphones improve communication skills via instant messaging. Smartphones improve education by allowing students to access information much easily. They also allow communication in the workplace much faster as the staff can communicate via instant messaging. And finally smartphones can improve social engagement by having a faster way of communication allowing social engagement to become more successful.
More Statistical information Smartphones make everyday lives easier, faster, efficient and mobilised. When used in the right way there is no reason why smartphones would have a dent in our society. No matter the debate around the topic smartphones will continue to excel on the market and also continue to improve our everyday lives. According to Tylutki, Y. (2009). Research Studies Effects of Smartphone on Information Literacy. Scranton university. Available at. http://‘’There's a lot of consensus that within the next five to ten years, cell phones will be the way that most people access the Internet most of the time.’’ This piece of information defends the vitality of smartphones in this day and age. Meaning is there possibly anyway smartphones can harm society?
Research Findings Research from Scranton university shows how smartphones have had a positive effect on their campus as illustrated in the previous slide. The university rates that smartphones are the future and that they are the key to communication. Most importantly the university found out that their library systems flow more efficiently as almost everyone has access to the school network with their cell phones. With this type of research going in favour of opposing the topic statement, how can it be possible that smartphones are having a negative impact on our society?
Overall Conclusions Smartphones are the present and future ways of society. The 21st century is dependant on smartphones. It can be concluded that there is no harm or effect smartphones have on society. Smartphones are building our society and if we do not support this then it can slow down the advancement of technology as a whole. Although considering the research done opposing my opinion there is a boundary between the negative and positive effects of Smartphone's in this day and age.