Examples of negative consequences of media

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can have positive or negative consequences for the one who uses it. Examples of negative consequences of media multitasking include "inefficiency" and "procrastination" as well as "chaos" due to the use of several communication or media elements in a given situation. But why? In this case it is important to analyze what elements accompany the person who multitasks media and how they influence his or her performance towards a specific subject. For example, a school student is more likely to use new technologies and media. They usually use laptops or tablets to distract themselves as well as to perform their school activities. But, according to Fried (2008) the use of laptops has caused students to have a lower performance in their studies. This occurs because many people think that they can use many elements of media easily and without any negative aspect, but it is known that many times it is not so because they tend to be distracted using these elements to view social networks, check mail, text messages and more at the time that the teacher dictates the class. Thus, according to the text "Getting Plugged In" this phenomenon in reference to laptops in students has very interesting statistical numbers. "Eighty-one percent of students using laptops checked email during class, 68% used instant messaging and 43% surfed the Internet." (p.245). And it also mentions that this element (laptops) influences students' performance and information processing, making their efficiency in participation and presence lower. On the other hand, there are positive aspects of media multitasking. One of these aspects is

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