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Editorial articles about technology

editorial articles about technology

PEOPLE are not shocked and amazed by technology like they used to be. It has become normal for grandmothers to check the weather, send a text, pay a bill and look up a restaurant review in about five minutes on the same device — all while listening to music, of course.

At this point, though, technology threatens to infiltrate some of our lives to the brink of being too much.

A recent study done at the University of Maryland found people might be addicted to technology. After asking a group of college students to give up all technology for 24 hours, including iPods, cellphones and laptops, participants reported feelings of withdrawal and anxiety.

That is not so surprising, considering children age 8 through 18 spend an average 7.5 hours per day using such devices. Or that half of teens, 12 through 17, report sending 50 or more text messages per day, and one-third send 100 or more.

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One study participant described sending a text message every minute or so, and felt ashamed for not being able to go 24 hours without a cellphone.

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editorial articles about technology

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