Behavioral norms shift, circulate around phones


By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

The perception of relationships continue to change over time. With all the technological advances in the world today people have found new ways to get in contact with others. Within these new ways to get into contact with one another, this also changed the way a relationship can work. Instead of making plans to go on a date, an individual may just text him or her all day.

The evolution of the cell phone changed the ways of communications as well.

Before text messaging, we were forced to go spend time with the people we wanted to talk to. Being around one another was the only way you were able to talk if you wanted to hold a conversation.

People are becoming more reliant on technology causing most of us to forget about things that we did before we were able to text on our phones all day.

Even when most people are spending time with friends or a significant other, the phone is still out.

Modern day hanging out is different since the phone is essential. Using it intensely is now normal.

The issue about having the phone out is that some people are doing it subconsciously. It is as if individuals are becoming brain dead with the use of a smart and mobile device.

With cameras, cell phones even promote laziness as individuals facetime while still in bed instead of going out.

The desire for physical communication will become nonexistent.

Smart phones have made communicating faster as well.

Although the addition of smart phones in daily life is doing harm to our communication skills, it has also generated some positivity.

Instead of asking someone where they are or what they are doing, we can now simply video chat with them and see it ourselves.

Smart phones have without question given us easier access to just about everything we could possibly need for an everyday use.

It is amazing how most of us are walking around with a mini computer in our pockets.

Many probably do not think twice about what they are carrying when using a smart phone.

But with the smart phone soaring to its peak, does that mean we are beginning to witness the decline of physical communication?

It is possible that many of us can balance both of communicating physically and virtually.

At the rate and the way we communicate now, it will be hard to do both if easier ways to see each another are continuously invented.

This goes from writing each other letters because that was our only form of communication to “facetiming” when we are bored.

We have come a long way. But that does not mean we have to forget how things were before we had cameras and the Internet.