Are we too reliant on technology

Have you ever thought about going some period of time without the usage of your phone and computer? could you even doit for a day? I know some people would be honest and say no they couldn’t, and then there would be the people who would say yes, but we all know they are just lying to them selves. I’m not one to sit here and lie. I rely on my phone a lot for my everyday life. For example i use the alarm clock every morning, i also use the calender application for all my planned events and obviously the social media and texting part comes with it. Then there is also the side of me that also wants to give up my phone somedays and quit social media because of all the stupid stuff that comes with it. But i think that i find a happy balance between my phone and reality, unlike some who cant find the balance and are so drawn into the other things. Yes sometimes I do think i’m so caught up in my phone and the world of technology that I forget what Im actually doing. I sometimes catch my self in class looking at my phone at thingsI have  already looked at earlier in the day, and not paying attention to class, but just getting so caught up in the world of technology. Its really sad when I realize that i’m looking at something I have  already seen just to avoid what i’m doing in reality. Can people find the common ground between using social media, and turning it off when needed? I would say yes, I think it’s a realistic thing to ask people to do. If you cant turn off your phone or ignore it during a time when its not needed or you need all your attention on a specific thing. If that’s too much to ask for, then that person is so caught up in technology and has a false belief of whats going on, he or she most likely will need some help. I found this article very interesting on what it had to say on the topic. Look at this picture, I think it might make a few of us laugh, but the truth is that kids are using i phones and computers earlier and earlier, and maybe doing physical activities less.

 

Life of Keith Rogalla

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Hi everyone Im Keith Rogalla a sophomore who attends Creighton university, I play  baseball here and Im a journalism major. I am born and raised in Oak Park IL, a little town about 5 minutes outside of the city. I love the fact that i grew up with the greatest city in the world in my backyard. I am the youngest of 3 boys, my brothers are named jack and greg. I also have two dogs, bailey and casey.Im taking this course because i just recently switched my major from business to journalism, and this in entry level class that i thought i should take the class. I Don’t have much experience with with media, I do use social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter ect. I also have been interviewed for baseball so i know a little bit about press conferences watch here and that side of media.I don’t really pay much attention to the news these days unless its some thing that is major news. I do really like my sporting news, and for that i love my app on my phone bleacher report, it has all my favorite teams and all the daily news and great articles to read as well. I love my phone and being on my computer. I love sports and love reading articles about them and keeping up with my sporting news so Im constantly on my phone and computer every chance i get. I really am not a fan of news and current events because i think that journalist just shine more of a spotlight on the bad things and forget to mention all the good things that are going on. For an example Im from Chicago and i think we get so much negative attention due to all the violence and being named the murder capital of the world, but Its such a beautiful place to live and raise a family, but no one wants to hear about all the good things just the bad. I really have no experience with this kind of stuff and programing but Im very interested in learning because i would love to learn and maybe write for a sporting company. I think there are both positives and negatives to the amount of media that our generation is using today. Positives are that people have easy access to the news, which is different from 50 years ago when you had to sit down and read the paper or turn on the 5 o’clock news to find out whats going on. The negatives are that our generation is relying to much on there phone and computer instead of connecting with people. Both are valid arguments but i think that people are adapting well to the newer generation of geting news and are accepting the fact that our world is getting more technology advanced and our world is evolving for the better or for the worst.IMG_1579.JPG