SMARTPHONES<br />THE AFFECTS OF SMART PHONES IN PRODUCTIVITY, THE WORK PLACE, SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT, AND IN EDUCATION<br />
What is a smart phone?<br /><ul><li>A smart phone is a device we use to make phone calls., but is more advanced compared to a normal or standard cell phone.
Smart phones have a range of features and specifications, making them more productive.
Features: operating system, software, web access, QWERTY keyboard, messaging, e-mail, wireless connectivity, etc.</li></li></ul><li>Personal opinion<br />I think smart phones affect productivity, communication in the work place, social engagement, and education, positively and negatively.<br />To support my statement, I will make some research on every factor mentioned above individually and provide you with the appropriate information.<br />
productivity<br />The features of smart phones enables users or business users to be more productive.<br />Smart phones have the ability to synchronize your contacts and calendar items with desktop.<br />They are so advanced to an extent that people barely have the chance or opportunity to have a normal conversation, as many of us spend most of our time on social networks.<br />
THE WORK PLACE<br />Smart phones are seen as a powerful tool in the work place.<br />They can function or operate as personal organizers, with electronic diaries, contact list, and automatic reminders, keeping employees organized and updated.<br />The negative side of smart phones in the work place is that, they can be a distraction to some employees, making them less productive.<br />
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT<br />Smart phones make it possible to reach people almost in any location, which is convenient.<br />They make it cheaper, faster, and easier to communicate with friends and family using social networks or e-mail.<br />On the other hand, spending most of your time not communicating physically with other people, can cause depression and stress.<br />
EDUCATION<br />Smart phones can be used to find relevant information for assignments, easier and faster. <br />Parents can be in touch with their children, and vice versa .<br />The negative side is that, they can be a distraction to students who are addicted to social networks, constantly checking emails, etc. <br />
GRAPHS AND TABLES SHOWING THE USEAGE OF SMART PHONES <br />
CONCLUSION<br />A smart phone is a device made to make our lives more easier, organized, and to make individuals more productive at work or school.<br />As they say “great power, comes with great responsibility”, some of us take advantage of the powers smart phones provide us with.<br />
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