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Posted 2/6/16

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Oh come on! You are a trap too?!


Aw nigga hell nah
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Posted 2/6/16 , edited 9/19/17
Not really. More like technology is ruining attention span of some students...
It depends upon the person, I guess.
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Posted 2/7/16

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Not really. More like technology is ruining attention span of some students...
It depends upon the person, I guess.

Assuming students have an attention span these days. lol

Well, I guess maybe that could be technology's fault.
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Posted 2/7/16
lol no. I didn't talk to anyone even before I had a phone. I'd stick my nose in a book and hoped that people didn't approach me. People have been making similar arguments since forever.
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Posted 9/19/17
Face to face conversation has always been around but have they really changed since technology has come around. People using phone for communication increasingly makes communication easier but does it also ruin people’s way for face to face conversations. In life conversations are ever day but people thing that millennials can’t talk to people in real life anymore. I feel like that could be a possible thing that can happen because of the dependence on technology but realistically the world will not turn into a place where no one talks to each other personally and not through technology. But I feel like with technology being more of a focus point with businesses they are making it so education isn’t through social interaction but through technology so with everything becoming more technological based that what is ruining social interactions because how most people learned to talk to people is being stopped because of technology in the classroom.
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Though Technology was supposed to help, I think it still has this purpose but the problem is how people use technology. Yes, it can be helpful to socialize on social media, especially if you have friends who are far away from you. The problem comes when you become obsessed with it and can't put it down or silence it. I recently graduated from college but what I noticed from my first year to my last is that yes more people were on their phones and couldn't even put them away during class despite teachers' threats to take them away or lower their grades. This only lead to people using the "pencil pouch method" to use their phones in class. It is up to ourselves to take the initiative to put it away. When I was writing my senior thesis I would shut down Facebook because I knew once I saw one video I had to watch another and another, and so on. Good Luck with your next two years!
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Posted 9/19/17

Ryulightorb wrote:
does it matter? we don't need that socialization...
when i goto college i don't go to talk with people i go to learn if people want to speak to me then fuck them i'm busy.
I hate interacting with people as socialization is tiring since you need to play a guessing game with peoples body language and they get pissed off if you misread it that and its tiring in general.
The only socialization i will happily do is by text otherwise if i don't know you well i don't want to talk to you.
I wish i could have to go without talking to people face to face for a year or more that would be bliss <3
I hate talking face to face and never will like it most of the time socialization is a waste of time and only something people do because they are more social animals then some of us are (introverts and Autistic people we don't need much socialization and can get the same effect via text)
I like how it is now


The fact your proving the OPs point and dont even realize it... I think society needs a reboot. I cant tell you how frustrating it is to go to restaurants and see whole goups or families all staring at their phones. It seems people dont even remember that going out is suppose to be a special social event. My personal favorite is talking to teachers/professors I meet through work. They tell me "With they way kids are now go buy property deep in the woods and hide!" Kids cant even handle getting a verbal reprimand for doing poor work. I actually saw a high school girl break down and cry because she was told she would need help with her math(apparently she was failing). People are becoming so reclusive and sheltered by a virtual lifestyle they are losing the ability to handle normal stress and deal with people. For goodness sakes a few years ago a school got shot up because some boy got turned down for a date on social media... what is wrong with people?

I recently had a coworker removed from a project at work because he couldn't leave his phone alone for more then 10 minutes at a time. He was so dependent upon it, he was a drag on the team and in essence stealing from the company. Not sure if he quit or what but he is no longer with the company, I wonder if even McDonalds tolerates that kind of behavior?

As far as pic ofthe people reading papers on a train... where is the original image from? Based on suits and train style my guess its New York or Chicago and those are probably all wall street type careers. In that case I would venture reading the business section promoted talk. In fact in my experiences people who read newspaper usually share what their reading with you even if your not interested lol. Social media was originally intended as a means to stay in touch with people you normally couldnt. Now if its not social media it feels like people cant handle it. Perphaps this is the kick off of the extinction of mankind. After all if we cant talk to each other face to face... breeding is almost completely off the table.
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Most people have a natural desire to socialize. Technology does not change that, and perhaps never will. It makes socializing different and more convenient, but that has its own problems when concerning long distances relations.
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Posted 9/19/17

DevinKuska wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:
does it matter? we don't need that socialization...
when i goto college i don't go to talk with people i go to learn if people want to speak to me then fuck them i'm busy.
I hate interacting with people as socialization is tiring since you need to play a guessing game with peoples body language and they get pissed off if you misread it that and its tiring in general.
The only socialization i will happily do is by text otherwise if i don't know you well i don't want to talk to you.
I wish i could have to go without talking to people face to face for a year or more that would be bliss <3
I hate talking face to face and never will like it most of the time socialization is a waste of time and only something people do because they are more social animals then some of us are (introverts and Autistic people we don't need much socialization and can get the same effect via text)
I like how it is now


The fact your proving the OPs point and dont even realize it... I think society needs a reboot. I cant tell you how frustrating it is to go to restaurants and see whole goups or families all staring at their phones. It seems people dont even remember that going out is suppose to be a special social event. My personal favorite is talking to teachers/professors I meet through work. They tell me "With they way kids are now go buy property deep in the woods and hide!" Kids cant even handle getting a verbal reprimand for doing poor work. I actually saw a high school girl break down and cry because she was told she would need help with her math(apparently she was failing). People are becoming so reclusive and sheltered by a virtual lifestyle they are losing the ability to handle normal stress and deal with people. For goodness sakes a few years ago a school got shot up because some boy got turned down for a date on social media... what is wrong with people?

I recently had a coworker removed from a project at work because he couldn't leave his phone alone for more then 10 minutes at a time. He was so dependent upon it, he was a drag on the team and in essence stealing from the company. Not sure if he quit or what but he is no longer with the company, I wonder if even McDonalds tolerates that kind of behavior?

As far as pic ofthe people reading papers on a train... where is the original image from? Based on suits and train style my guess its New York or Chicago and those are probably all wall street type careers. In that case I would venture reading the business section promoted talk. In fact in my experiences people who read newspaper usually share what their reading with you even if your not interested lol. Social media was originally intended as a means to stay in touch with people you normally couldnt. Now if its not social media it feels like people cant handle it. Perphaps this is the kick off of the extinction of mankind. After all if we cant talk to each other face to face... breeding is almost completely off the table.



My opinion has changed but i would hate a reset of society.

Dinner even at restaurants is a time to eat and read not socialise imo so how people are now i love personally.
I prefer a reclusive and sheltered lifestyle though its not for everyone kids should get out there and choose that kinda lifestyle later.

The co-worker has an addiction he needs help from the sounds of it.
I never saw going out as a social event it never was for me it doesn't need to be people should treat it how they like.


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Posted 9/19/17

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Most people have a natural desire to socialize. Technology does not change that, and perhaps never will. It makes socializing different and more convenient, but that has its own problems when concerning long distances relations.


spot on desire doesn't change the way we communicate does which brings new problems and benefits with it.
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Posted 9/19/17

DevinKuska wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:
does it matter? we don't need that socialization...
when i goto college i don't go to talk with people i go to learn if people want to speak to me then fuck them i'm busy.
I hate interacting with people as socialization is tiring since you need to play a guessing game with peoples body language and they get pissed off if you misread it that and its tiring in general.
The only socialization i will happily do is by text otherwise if i don't know you well i don't want to talk to you.
I wish i could have to go without talking to people face to face for a year or more that would be bliss <3
I hate talking face to face and never will like it most of the time socialization is a waste of time and only something people do because they are more social animals then some of us are (introverts and Autistic people we don't need much socialization and can get the same effect via text)
I like how it is now


The fact your proving the OPs point and dont even realize it... I think society needs a reboot. I cant tell you how frustrating it is to go to restaurants and see whole goups or families all staring at their phones. It seems people dont even remember that going out is suppose to be a special social event. My personal favorite is talking to teachers/professors I meet through work. They tell me "With they way kids are now go buy property deep in the woods and hide!" Kids cant even handle getting a verbal reprimand for doing poor work. I actually saw a high school girl break down and cry because she was told she would need help with her math(apparently she was failing). People are becoming so reclusive and sheltered by a virtual lifestyle they are losing the ability to handle normal stress and deal with people. For goodness sakes a few years ago a school got shot up because some boy got turned down for a date on social media... what is wrong with people?

I recently had a coworker removed from a project at work because he couldn't leave his phone alone for more then 10 minutes at a time. He was so dependent upon it, he was a drag on the team and in essence stealing from the company. Not sure if he quit or what but he is no longer with the company, I wonder if even McDonalds tolerates that kind of behavior?

As far as pic ofthe people reading papers on a train... where is the original image from? Based on suits and train style my guess its New York or Chicago and those are probably all wall street type careers. In that case I would venture reading the business section promoted talk. In fact in my experiences people who read newspaper usually share what their reading with you even if your not interested lol. Social media was originally intended as a means to stay in touch with people you normally couldnt. Now if its not social media it feels like people cant handle it. Perphaps this is the kick off of the extinction of mankind. After all if we cant talk to each other face to face... breeding is almost completely off the table.


> well said put the phones down and get bck to talking again have you hugged somebody today?
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Posted 9/19/17
technology helped people with social awkwardness, otherwise, yes, it has ruined society. sure there is still socialization, sure people still sit around and talk, but before even cells were invented people talked, knew what was going on and so forth. now, newest tech has taught kids to be better bullies (failures on others), also taught them to sit in their room alone, thinking that tech is a form of socializing, but, in fact, tech is not "human" interaction. just to note, tech destruction starts in middle school these days, and goes throughout most of the people's life time. thus, the net is an addiction, same with smartphones, etc.
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Posted 9/19/17

Ryulightorb wrote:

My opinion has changed but i would hate a reset of society.

Dinner even at restaurants is a time to eat and read not socialise imo so how people are now i love personally.
I prefer a reclusive and sheltered lifestyle though its not for everyone kids should get out there and choose that kinda lifestyle later.

The co-worker has an addiction he needs help from the sounds of it.
I never saw going out as a social event it never was for me it doesn't need to be people should treat it how they like.




Glad to hear your opinion has changed. I have no issue with some people not being very social or even reclusive such is life. My issue with tech these days is its making everyone into hermits. Even anime such as SAO and No Game, No life carries the topic of people so inundated with technology that they feel the virtual world has become their reality. Add to that the statistics that mental health issues that require severe medications to treat being on the rise and I am honestly afraid for mankind. How many polls have been done asking people if they could function if their smartphone was lost or destroyed and they couldn't get it replaced immediately. The vast majority saying they could not function and in some cases would probably panic if they didn't have their smart phones. The other day I was horrified to realize I no longer knew half the phone numbers in my phone by heart. I have become so dependent on the phone book in my phone that if it was lost I wouldn't be able to contact many people.
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Eh, I don't think technology has ruined social life in college. In fact, I think it's helped it in some ways. For example, if your club/society was having an event, so many more people would know about it through the likes of social media or email, than if you were to post it on a bulletin board.somewhere? Most likely a lot more. Most people use social media to stay in touch with new/events. My university even gives you your own email account (which is the standard in my country, I believe).
Now, I'm not exactly the most sociable of people, but I believe that technology has nothing to do with that (it's more that I don't drink alcohol or do nights out, and I'm really quiet). I didn't get my first phone (an iphone) until I was fifteen, and that wasn't because my parents wouldn't get me one, but simply because I had no need for one. I don't have any 'popular' social media accounts apart from Skype (mainly used to keep in touch with family and friends) and Discord (for guilds for certain games and other stuff) for one reason or another. But the way I've met most of my irl friends is not through the internet, but by actually speaking to them.
Maybe it's just my university, but there's usually a lot of chatter before/after class. Yeah, you get people who sit on their phones through lectures, but it's actually not an awful lot.
Or maybe that's just my experience at university ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Posted 9/20/17
Today's technology is a godsend compared to when I was in college. I went to an engineering school in Newark, NJ, a commuter school because it had no housing. There were no social activities. No one wanted to stay in Newark a second longer than they had to. We had a soccer team, but no one attended the games other than the players. Same with the basketball and swim teams. There were a couple of frats, with very small membership because they required their members to stay in Newark past their last class.. Typical class conversation was "what'ya get for the 3rd question?". When I went home, my parents couldn't relate to anything I was doing. To be honest, I felt pretty isolated. To have a network of friends who understand what you are going through, available on a steady basis, that would have been great. So, it's not as good as face to face conversations, but it is much, much better than nothing. Maybe the reason people rely so much on their phones is because they are lonely.
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