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According to our textbook, Communication in Our Lives , by Julia T. Wood, culture is beliefs, understandings, practices, and ways of interpreting experience that are shared by a number of people. It also states that culture is dynamic, which means it evolves and changes over time. It goes on to discuss the four main sources of cultural change: invention, diffusion, cultural calamity, and communication. The New York Time’s article “What’s Good for a Business Can Be Hard on Friends” by Angel Jennings discusses some of the impacts that the invention of the cellular phone has had on our culture. For many people, their cell phone is seen as an “extension of themselves.” Cell phones allow people to constantly send text messages, make phone calls, check the time, schedule appointments, calculate math, take pictures, play games and even look up things on the internet. (Jennings, 1) The article states that 13 to 17 year olds average approximately 435 text messages a month. Some experts worry that cell phones will replace face-to-face contact. However, Scott
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Huy during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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