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Are phone applications taking over our lives?
by Jeffrey Robinson
Thursday Apr 26th, 2018 2:08 PM
High usage of phone applications are changing the perception of face-to-face interactions.
Are phone applications taking over our lives?

In today’s society, it seems that the majority of the American population owns either an android or an iPhone. Both of these mobile devices operate with the use of apps. People are addicted to these applications and are even self reliant on them. For example, if someone is driving to Los Angeles, chances are, they aren’t going look for directions on a paper map; instead, they are going to use their GPS on their phones for directions. The high usages of our phones have also changed the perception of face-to-face interactions among humans. We see this especially from the younger generations in society today. They are more likely to use social media apps such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat for communication or social interactions. The younger population is constantly on their phones everyday and would not be able to function without it. This will pose as a significant issue in the future as time goes by and our culture is ultimately affected by technology of mobile devices.

If this trend keeps happening over the years, the culture of face-to-face interactions will be forgotten and be considered irrelevant to American society. In order to counter this, we need to limit the amount of time we spend on our phones and socialize in a setting where there are no technological distractions. Also face-to-face interactions need to be considered as significant and traditional values of our culture to guarantee we don’t dismiss it as irrelevant.