This video has honestly changed my view on cell phone usage. Of course I know that we are using these devises way more than we actually should be, but I've never taken it to mind how many opportunities you can miss by just looking down at a screen. I don't have any social media myself, and I have noticed the great difference it makes in my life; a difference I thought wasn't going to happen. For the first part, so much drama happens on social media sites. Why would you argue with someone behind a screen? There is no need. Why wouldn't you just confront the person and talk to them like civilized people? Social media also makes arguments larger, I've noticed. Because you may type something to someone and to them it might seem like you're trying to pick a fight or make the argument grow, when actually the exclamation mark or anything else is being used for the opposite reason. And people post things on social media sites that no one cares about! Who cares that you are in a relationship? Who cares that you just got a Starbucks coffee? Who cares that you just got your nails done or you just got new shoes. I certainly don't care at all! It's uncalled for. When you're on a trip, whether it's with you're family or with a school, I think that there is absolutely no reason why you should be on you're phone. If you're taking a picture and want to show it to someone, just wait until you get home and show them then. And you definitely shouldn't be on your Twitter or Facebook. I believe that when you don't need your phone, you should power it down. If some of you think powering it down would be "too much", then just don't go on social media! There is no need. And another thing; if you don't know who you're friending on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram etc. then don't friend them! If you would never talk to them in a real conversation, don't friend them. I think social media can help in many situations, but I am definitely 100% leaning to the other side of that social media in not needed in our lives. People have lived without it before; we can live without it now. I drive by neighborhoods and there is literally no one playing outside. Little kids have now become dependent on their video games and different devices that they are never outside anymore; and it is so sad. When a was a little kid, every single day, not matter if it was a school day or in the summer, everyone was outside; from babies to the elderly. And now, everyone is awkward around each other; especially in school. You can barely have a conversation with someone because we are so used to using the screen as our protection. This needs to stop, or else our whole society will become dependent on cellphones and other devices.
This video really is an eye opener and every single one of us should watch it and be able to take something from it. Though technology has been helpful and improved many aspects of life, we have begun to abuse it. It has made us more simple minded and lazy, even more so anti-social. Nowadays, it seems like everyone lacks socializing skills and just come across as uncomfortable due to inability to interact with those around them. I believe it can partially be blamed for the obesity rate even, seeing as how it is rare to see active member of society going for a jog or kids playing on the playground/running around. It is sad and we all are aware of the impact it has made on our lives yet we still cannot manage to function without it. I highly doubt things will change and go back to how they were before, though some individuals may be able to. The changes will never be a wide spread thing though, only the strong willed will be the ones to go out truly live their lives.
More people definitely do need to realize just how much time we are wasting on our phones and on social media. Too many people are spending more time looking into the lives of others than focusing on their own. It's really scary to think about. What's going to happen when everyone wakes up and realized they've wasted a good portion of their life following the lives of others. Even scarier is to think that this time may never come and some will just spend their entire lives in an endless loop of social media. I for one do not want this to happen to me.
Everyone these days are addicted to social media and their phones and they are always concerned if whether or not they have WiFi. We are always on our phones and we have lost the skill to have real conversations because we are so used to being behind a screen and it is easier to say things when you are not face to face. In some situations when you are alone are next to someone you do not talk to you take out your phone and go on social media or pretend that you are doing something so you do not have to talk to them. I am guilty of doing this too and I want to stop and I want to be able to have conversations again and start talking to more people instead of just staring at a screen. We don't notice all of the things we are missing because we are always on our phones. We could be out doing something with our friends instead of texting them or face timing them. I think it is a lot more fun to actually be doing something with my friends instead of texting them. When I was little everyone was always outside playing and running around and now there is almost no one outside. Everyone is inside watching TV or playing video games and on social media. Technology does have one perk that I can think of, being able to get in touch with someone quickly, even though that is a good thing it can also be a bad thing. You do not have to go visit someone to talk to them and it can make bullying easier. Although technology can be good we do not need it and need to turn off our phones more often and take a look at what we are missing.
I always use social media and after seeing this it actually wanted me and has used my phone a lot less. It made me realize how pointless it is and how us people are missing our lives and how something could be right in front of our face but it passes right by. I have started to use my phone less and I feel a lot better by doing it. Talking to my family and not caring about how others days are going or what they are doing. Sure it is helpful in so many ways but I am now only going to use it when it is necessary not for my entertainment because I can find a much better more useful way for entertainment.
In my opinion, social media has proved to be more of a curse than it has been a blessing. It has introverted our generation while at the same time providing a ‘curtain’ and new opportunities for harassment. I used to be jealous of people with Iphones and smartphones but I have already come to realize the great distractions they provide for. I spend enough time on social media sites on my laptop-I could never imagine my use if my device was portable. There just would not seem like enough time in the day to get everything done! Additionally, I feel like phones are used to avoid awkward situations as well but in reality, the situations are not awkward at all. I really pride myself on the fact that I avoid using my phone whenever possible (although it’s probably easier with the average phone I have). I used to text a lot while waiting for my parents to talk to their friends after church but lately I have stopped relying on my phone. I have realized that it is not that difficult to start a conversation with someone you don’t know and it’s not as bad as it seemed before.
This video is really true about people today. Little kids are playing with iPads and they're parents iPhones all the time instead of playing in parks or outside or talking to friends. We are missing out on so much because of gluing ourselves to technology. Technology is helpful too for researching and learning new information and you could read books without having a whole bunch of heavy books. Technology is making people be less social because they are only able to talk to people via social media. Like it was shown in the video more and more people are choosing to look at screens then meet their friends in person and be able to have memories and see each other.
Watching this video brought tears to my eyes. It's so sad that the technology that was invented to improve our lives is actually turning us into unsocial creatures- and we don't even realize it until we see videos such as this one. It's amazing to me how fast this has all happened. It's only taken a couple decades for our society to transform. We are consumed by technology, and I can only see it getting worse from here.
This video is absolutely correct, and should change a lot if people's point of views of social media, and their life styles. Personally, I haven't posted anything to Facebook I almost half a year, and haven't posted anything to Instagram in weeks, and don't even have a twitter account, but after watching this video, I realized that I still spend a lot if time on my phone, and that it's, for the most part a waste of time, and that I could be doing a lot of other more productive things with my life, this video has truly changed my point of view on life it's self.
It's true when people say that technology is taking over the world. This video really makes you think a lot about our current society. We've taken so many steps forward in terms of technology, but we've taken so many steps backwards in terms of living life. I feel like we rely so much on our phones and we wouldn't know what to do if they were taken away from us one day. When I walk into a restaurant, I see more phones than I hear voices; people spend more time on their phones than talking to the person they're with, and it's awful. That is really, really, terribly awful. None of us will truly live our lives to the fullest if we live our lives through a bright screen. I think being addicted to technology is an actual thing; it's not just a saying. Like the video demonstrates, how many things have we missed because we were too busy staring at our phones? How many friendships have we missed, how many landmarks have we walked by, how many things have we missed? And we won't know the answer to that question because we were too busy looking at our phones to realize. I don't know if we as a society will get better with using technology or if we will get better with using our voice and social skills. We need to remember that there is a life to live outside of the small rectangle of power that we always seem to have in our hands.
I think this video really captures this day and age. So many people apart of this generation are addicted to technology. Some wouldn't know what to do without their cellular device for more than 24 hours. I have to admit it though, I am apart of this group. You could say I'm thoroughly addicted to my laptop and cell phone. I can't help but to want to have a social media open, it just gives me something to do when I can't be with friends. It makes me seem really rude to my family though. So many teenagers sit on their phones whilst their family wants some quality time together. During a nice family dinner, it is ruined by them just eating while staring at their phone screen. It's even more ridiculous how people do it while with friends. You're with your friends for a reason, actually talk and bond. You can't bond while staring at phone screens. Talking through social media isn't nearly as good as talking in person. In person you can look the person straight in the eyes when you talk. You can't do that chatting on Facebook or tweeting at each other. I think it would be good if we put down our phones and technology for a little while. Go outside, meet new people and just have relaxing time not worrying about the new gossip. Life will seem more free without social media. I don't think it'd be that hard to put the phone down after a little bit of time.
Two weeks ago, I went to a student meeting at PC where college students shared with us their experiences after graduating high school. One of the students I became acquainted with told me that right before he began his freshman year at college, he deleted all of his social media sites including facebook and twitter. He laughed after seeing the looks of disbelief on our faces, and then he went on to talk about how that was probably the best decision he had made in his life. Not only was he able to manage his time better, but his main form of communication ended up being through social interactions. He started going out more, exploring the campus, meeting new people, and attending events. In the end, he said, his entire life as well as his outlook in life has improved significantly. As for me, I own a dinky samsung flip phone that I only ever use to call for a ride home. Since I barely even glance at my phone on a daily basis, I've been noticing (with a bit of guilty annoyance) that social media has been evolving into more than just an occasional past-time. It's as if real life is losing its appeal, whereas the rather superficial "life" lived through social media is becoming the center of all our daily interactions.
I agree with basically almost everything mentioned in this video. First of all, I think social media and attachment to these devices it not only causing people to be less social (in person), but it is also causing them to forget how to socialize. Sometimes my friends and I will hangout with each other, but whenever there is a lull in the conversation we always turn to our phones for entertainment. We run out of things to talk about. But then what is the point of being together if we don't socialize? I also agree with his comment about not being the greatest dad if you don't give your child an iPad. I think that the age of children who are exposed to this technology keeps getting younger and younger, to the point where it is too young. When I was in elementary school and had no cell phone, there was a first grader who had one. Now children in kindergarten may have iPads and iPhones, and my question is: Why? What happened to bike riding, jump-rope, hopscotch, climbing trees, and just being outside and exploring with friends and family? These children are basically being raised to be antisocial when given these devices at such a young age, and it's truly ridiculous. It's also really sad to see that people pay less attention to the beauty of nature. Instead of going out and enjoying the fresh air and lovely view, instead people sit inside and waste time doing literally nothing significant online, which I admit, I do this too, and it's just so hard to get out of the routine of doing it. That is another reason why children should not be raised with this technology, because they will become addicted to it, and their generation will be even worse than mine. Things have really changed; I talk to my parents about what time was like when they were children and it sounds like they had so much more fun, especially before all this technology was created or became more advanced. They would play outside and explore until the street lights came on. They would walk over to a friend's house and go out and play with them. I want to be outside and do things, but it's hard to find something to do. It's a weird concept for people our age to just play outside all day rather than waste times indoors on our phones, so we find it difficult to find entertainment outside, which is awful. I also like how he mentioned in the video how you don't have to tell tons of people what's going on, as long as the one person that really matters knows. I agree with that because let's face it, most people don't really care what we're doing. So instead of tweeting or making statuses about it, we should just live in the moment and enjoy whatever we are currently doing. The people who care are the people who are there. Another thing about living in the moment is how people (including myself) tend to take pictures and videos of things, such as concerts and scenery, rather than just be there and enjoy it. I just went to a concert and took tons of videos, and the next day I always think, it's pointless to take these videos, yet I continue to do it. When are you really going to watch those videos or look at those pictures again? Not often. And it's not as beautiful looking at it through the screen than it is to see those things in person, yet we tend to not even see these things in person because we are too busy looking at the view through our camera or phone screens trying to get the perfect shot. When you're at a concert and record a video and watch it through your camera to make sure your aim is on the singer, it feels like you're just watching the concert on a little TV rather than actually watching it live. We are wasting our lives away using this technology. We miss out on so many opportunities just because we would rather stay home on our phones or computers. What's going to happen when we grow up and look back on our lives with regret that we didn't take those chances to make new experiences? I wish more people would watch this video and hopefully it would give people a new insight on the situation. If parents stop raising their children with this technology, then hopefully the next generation will be more like how the man in the video wants it to be. Even after watching this video I still choose to sit in my bedroom for hours on Twitter and Instagram, because it's just such a huge part of my life, so just getting rid of it suddenly, or even decreasing how often I use it, would be a challenge. I wish it wasn't a challenge though because I also want to live in a world where people aren't so obsessed with this technology, because I know that if I could just simply put down my iPod I could go outside and be much more productive and have much more fun.
I believe that social media has pros and cons, as do cell phones. Cell phones are social media are great because they allow you to talk to people while you aren't home or you an talk to people you haven't talked to in years but social media and cell phones an be very addicting. I know people that are always concerned about their wifi connections and reception, I do sometimes but after seeing this I will try as hard as I can to lay off my phone and pay attention to what's around me. however I do not believe that this video is correct when it implies that you wont get married due to cell phone usage.
I totally agree with everything this video is saying. So many people these days are obsessed with their phones and social media. Everywhere I go I see people looking at their phones, even at school in the hallways. There has not been a time in between classes when I haven't seen people with their phones out texting or looking on social media. It is absolutely crazy how people have become so reliant on technology these days. I mean I really can't even play catch with my friends without them looking at their phones in between throws. For me, its so easy to put down my phone because I'm always outside playing basketball, baseball, or football.
When I first saw this video, I thought it was over exaggerated. People aren't really that bad with their phones, are they? It wasn't until we had a class discussion that I realized it was not exaggerated. It was reality. After I got out of class, I started to see a lot of people use their phones out in the hallways. When I got out of school, everybody was looking down at their phones, typing away. I all of a sudden see people use their phones at restaurants, stores, movie theatres, etc. I was so oblivious to my surroundings. This was because, I too, used my phone. I use it everywhere I go. It wasn't until I stopped using my phone for a few hours that I was aware of my surroundings. I believe technology is supposed to help you and better your life. Well, technology has become a addiction. We cannot stop using our phones. Everyday, we run the risk of having our phones taking away at school just so we can see what's happening in Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. It's pretty sad to see what our world has come too. I went to a concert where everybody was taking pictures and videos, and I was one of them. I missed out of the experience of my first concert. I took a vow to try to use my phone less, but it's hard. It's like a drug. You try to stop, but you keep on going back to it. It's honestly sad.
This generation will see serious affects due to the high use of cell phone use. To start, the lack of human contact will cause a seriously isolated society. Constantly being absorbed in social media creates a self centered society. People are constantly checking in on what people are doing, instead of going out and exploring. I have fallen victim to being controlled by my iPhone, however over the past months I have seriously reduced my usage time. It got so bad, I even cried when I dropped and cracked my phone. One day I realized, what is so important about a stupid 2 by 4 electronic device? I could destroy the thing in 3 seconds! There are more important things in life, things that can't be destroyed by a drop of water. Life is happening all around us. While the blue screen will always be there to comfort us, there are other things that won't be. Our family, friends, pets, and even nature are always growing, but we miss the beauty of it all by obsessing over our precious mobile devices. Not only do cell phones destroy our connectivity to people and nature, they also destroy our health. Yes, the all-mighty cell phone that we lean on to search webmd to see what kind of sickness we have, can increase our risk of brain cancer by 300%. What?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Studies have shown that people who have used phones regularly for one year have a higher risk of brain cancers by 70%, and regular usage for twenty five years increases our risk by 300%. That is insane. Cell phones also slow down our reaction times, disturb our sleep patterns, and changes our brain activity. Electronics create electromagnetic radiation, which is a carcinogen. This means that if you touch or place your phone anywhere on your body regularly, it increases your risk of getting a tumor there. For example, women who keep their phones in their bras are increasing there chances of getting breast cancer. Is this a risk you are willing to take? Is Facebook stalking random people really worth missing out on life? Do you want to get brain cancer, as long as you can stay connected? We use cell phones to distract ourselves when it is quiet, whether it be when we are by yourselves or in an awkward situation. But what is so bad about sitting in stillness? Feeling awkward? Why is it strange to not talk be constantly? Sometimes just sitting and listening to people breathe and live is the greatest form of connectivity. You can't connect to someone's true being through their Instagram pictures. Cell phones are incredible devices that have the capability to do so many things. But you know what is even more incredible? Life! Sitting outside enjoying the sunshine, reading your favorite book, looking for shooting stars, painting, dancing, singing, laughing, crying, feeling! Unplug your phone, wake up from you blue light coma, and life people.
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Also I want to make everyone aware that UNICEF is running a Tap Project that has to do with being away from your phone. For every 10 minutes you don't use your phone, they provide clean drinking water to a child in need. Water is vital to our survival, cell phones aren't.
This video has truly opened up my eyes and made me realize how sad we all live. Society is so immersed in their devices and social media, that we miss out on so much in real life. I feel that everyone should really learn from this video and limit their use of technology and social media. I do not believe that they should be cut out completely, because at the same time that they are bad, they do help individuals keep up with what goes on and people. For instance, I personally do not use social media because it does not appeal to me, but at the same time because of that I miss out on things or find out about them late.
This video allowed me to see what the world is really coming to. It is disappointing that most people spend their time on their phones. To think that a couple years ago the iPhone didn't exist and everyone was always out talking to each other and meeting new people sounds so much better than sitting alone somewhere communicating with people through a screen. Social media is a cool thing and I think it is good that we have it because it can allow people to communicate with each other if they do not live close enough where they can hang out or visit each other. But, it is becoming a problem. People are becoming addicted to it and this is not what should be happening. In the video it even states you miss chances when you are on your phone 24/7. Social media even allows people to track where you are more easily too. When someone posts a picture or updates a status it can reveal where they are, if they are home, who they are with, how long they will be gone. It is crazy what people can find out with social media, and with smart phones becoming more and more involved in people's lives it can be dangerous. Young kids have smart phones given to them now in stores to keep them occupied if their parents to want to deal with them at that moment, and even ten year olds getting social media accounts, they don't know the danger of what posting a picture or status can do. Soon people are going to be so involved in their phones and electronics people are barely going to know their friends and have an actual conversation with them. Like the message in the video, we should all just start to put down our phones and go out and enjoy life without them.
I think that this is sad. This is what our world has come to! People are missing out on what's going on around them! Wifi has a big effect on us too we don't wanna go places that doesn't have it. I think that we should just put down our phones and do something. I know that its hard though because sometimes I can't do that and I'm the one say too. Like everyone else I'm on my phone all the time too. I will focus on my phone and not the people around me.
I think this video is very true. Our generation is a disgrace to how it used to be. Children used to grow up so much differently. I wish that people would just "look up" more. I am going to try to do so and i hope people do too.
This video is amazingly true on today's world. There are so many great opportunities and people that can be met if phones weren't as important to people. They take over lives. Everywhere you go whether it be dinner, a friends house or just walking down the steet. Everywhere you look someone is on there phone missing out on everything around them.