tech deprivation

tech deprivation - Olivia Nixon Erma Stauffer COMS 102 17...

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Olivia Nixon Erma Stauffer COMS 102 17 October 2010 Technology and Communication Exercise Honestly the technology deprivation was hard for me, but not impossible. I kept putting it off until basically the last minute when I HAD TO DO IT. This was because first of all I totally forgot about the assignment, and second of all I didn’t want to not use my phone this weekend. This was mainly because I did not want to give up opportunities to “broaden my social experiences” this weekend! On the weekend, word of parties, movie nights, dinner dates, etc. travels by text in this day and age and there was no way I could go a Friday night without my phone. I decided to do this experiment starting Saturday morning and going into Sunday. I normally would not give up my phone on a Saturday night either, but my mom was here this weekend so this helped distract me from wanting to check my phone every five minutes. However, I did find myself still pressing the buttons on my phone to light up the face to check the time or for messages even though I had turned it off. This shows how much I depend on my phone because I would touch it unconsciously even though I was aware of the experiment I was participating in. As far as other technologies, I only checked my email when I absolutely
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