Argument Rought Draft revised first time

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Yu Brandon Yu Mrs. Williams English p.2 11/12/16 Today there is a new threat. One that will cause lasting problems for the entire generation. This threat is one that most of us would never guess but have it on us almost all of the time. It’s our phones, or more specifically social media. Social media is taking over all of our time and harming us in a way that a person could never guess. Social media hurts the ability to carry out face-to-face interactions. Using social media will shorten attention span and thus hinder the ability of carrying out a conversation. An MIT professor and clinical psychologist, Sherry Turkle, said that people “text and shop and go on Facebook during classes, during presentations,” and “during all meetings” paling no attention to what is going on around them (Yukio). And that still represents only a small amount of the total use of social media. In a study conducted by Temika Hill who said “you can be taking to one of the teens and in the middle of the conversation they would reach for their smartphones and start to use it and would forget all about that they were just talking to you” asserts the fact that the newest generation has no attention span (Hill 70). Studies have also found that people's attention span keeps getting smaller. In fact the “average attention span in 2000: 12 seconds. Average attention span in 2015: 8.25 seconds” (Ahmad). Those who don’t pay attention have the risk of not hearing important information and the inability to get anything done. The lack of being unable to pay attention leads to the inability to cary out social interactions.
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