Is Society Becoming Too Dependent on Their Technological Devices? By Jaime Witting
Are they Making Us Become Antisocial?
Are they causing us to talk less among our peers?
Just think about the countless times you have gone somewhere and observed individuals standing next to each other on their phones, and not talking. This is a result of the lack of face-to-face contact with others due to the fact that individuals are always staring down at their phone or other technological devices. One study shows that the average person spends at least 90 minutes a day on their phone, that adds up to a whopping 3.9 years of a person’s life.
So How "Social" Is Social Media?
If you think the other statistics were bad, the average person spends about an additional 100 minutes glancing through these networks daily. That is almost two hours that could be spent going out and enjoying your time with friends and family. Not to mention, social media makes us less social due to the fact that we no longer need to call, meet up with, or write a letter to someone, to see how they have been. Instead, one could just simply log on to their social media account and check to see what they have recently posted.