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TOPIC: cellphone's growth

cellphone's growth 07 Sep 2016 14:30 #10081

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An assignment assigned by my media teacher has recently made me think about the growth of our cellphones. I remember the first cell phone i ever used. I was about nine years old, and it was a Nokia phone. It was very simple and basic. I think everybody can remember these kind of phones. It had a camera that did take clear pictures. You would have to press on a number three times to get the letter you wanted when texting. It didn't have any apps, and sometimes you would have to record a song on the mic to hear music. I would entertain myself with this basic snake game, and use it over and over again.

This cellphone was very limited. This cellphone was released maybe 10 years ago. It makes me realize how advanced we have become since then, and how fast we were able to do so. This makes me very excited and anxious about how advance we will become in ten more years with our cellphones. It has also made me think about how much this new technology has effected my brain although, some people believe your cellphone has no effect on your brain. I remember back then with my 2008 cellphone i would have a lot of patience, and would be able to concentrate better. Now i get bored easily, and i find myself getting to attached, dependent, and addicted to my cellphone. Now i cant wait for more then three minutes for something to load. I would have a prolong concentration level and would not get easily distracted. I wonder how the cellphone in ten more years would effect us. :dry:
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cellphone's growth 10 Sep 2016 13:53 #10108

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Hello Cecilia, I was so relating to the idea when you said that your first phone was a Nokia brand phone, as for me as well my phone was a Nokia brand. I indeed remember that it was simple in design indeed with the push buttons and a screen. From that I felt a nostalgic vibe as that was indeed a while back. From the push buttons and early design, cellphones have extremely advance if you compare the past capabilities of the phones to now where the screens are touchable and you can maneuver without the need of pushing certain buttons as the letters, numbers and function keys are all in the touch screen. It has indeed change drastically overtime in the expanding demand of technologies, that cellphones has taken each year new steps to gain new and advance features.
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cellphone's growth 11 Sep 2016 21:22 #10167

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I can somewhat relate to the situation of having a found now in the 2016. I also remember getting my first phone when I was in middle school. It was a flip phone where I had that same struggle of pressing a key 3 times in order to get the letter I wanted. I basically used the phone to just text, call, and listen to the radio it had in it. Seeing how phones have truly advanced is just amazing, but we are also being affected by them. Like you Cecilia, I find myself so engaged on my touch phone that I am constantly on it and checking various of applications. I feel like these cellphones are governing our behavior in a way, that sometimes i prefer just going back to the flip phone.
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cellphone's growth 11 Sep 2016 21:45 #10170

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This is definitely a trend that we have experienced not only on cellphone, but technology in general. And I like the idea towards the end of your post which reminds me of how spoiled we are nowadays. Comparing to 10 years ago, we don't have anything similar to Snapchat which allows us to send pictures to friends instantly. Or, we didn't have these hybrid cars to help our environment. Cellphone growth has been a drastic change throughout the last 10 years. But what I see now is that, cellphones have not actually been changing recently, they are just tagged with new names along with minimal improvements. If we think back, the difference between the unbreakable Nokia and the first phone with color text has been huge. This is the kind of similar change I would like to see from our future "new models."
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