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Smartphones

  1. 1. SMARTPHONES<br />Blessing or curse..?<br />
  2. 2. CONTENTS<br />What is a smartphone???<br />Effect of smartphones on the workplace.<br />Effect of smartphones on education<br />Effect of smartphones on social engagement<br />Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. WHAT IS A SMARTPHONE???<br />A cellular phone with extra features like:<br />Wi-fi connectivity<br />Full office compatibility<br />Social network intergration<br />Free messaging applications<br />
  4. 4. EFFECT OF SMARTPHONES IN THE WORKPLACE<br />GOOD<br />Officers able to keep working even when away from the office<br />Constant ready access to email – fast communication<br />NOT SO GOOD<br />Distraction due to constant access to social networks<br />If one phone malfunctions, whole communication system fails<br />
  5. 5. EFFECT OF SMARTPHONES ON EDUCATION<br />Laptop-type functionality<br />Students are able to download information quickly<br />Communication between students and teachers is easy with quick email access<br />Distraction due to social network intergration<br />Distraction due to messaging applications<br />This lowers productivity among students.<br />
  6. 6. EFFECT OF SMARTPHONES ON SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT<br />Social network integration<br />People find it easy to communicate via messengers and social networks<br />People become awkward in social situations<br />
  7. 7. CONCLUSION<br />Smartphones are mobile phones with computer-like capabilities<br />They have many good uses in the office and in school<br />They also have addictive qualities <br />
  8. 8. Reference list<br />Smartphone. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia available from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphoneaccessed 1 April 2011<br />Pros of Cell Phones in School – Benefits of Phones for Students. Available from http://www.suite101.com/content/pros-of-cell-phones-in-school---benefits-of-phones-for-students-a229426 accessed 1 April 2011<br />Bad Effects from Smartphone or Handphone. Socyberty. Available from : http://socyberty.com/issues/bad-effects-from-smartphone-or-handphone/ accessed 1 April 2011<br />
  9. 9. Thank you!<br />

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