New Age Advances

Delali - Wellesley, Massachusetts
Entered on March 16, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
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Who says MySpace and Facebook are completely bad? The way people communicate with each other now a days has changed from letters, emails, and plain old face to face meetings. We are in an age that has advanced not only from house phones to cell phones, but to cellphones with email, instant messaging, text messaging, picture messaging, and the Internet. I believe in the power of technology.

When I was younger, all I ever wanted was a cell phone, I thought only the coolest people had cell phones. I made my mother buy me fake cell phones, and I used to spend countless hours on the weekend sitting around talking to myself on it. Eventually, all the coolest people seemed to have email addresses too. I got an email address and learned how to use chat rooms and IM. Sooner or later, I hardly ever picked up the phone to call a friend. When I was 12, I got my first cell phone. I was ecstatic. All of my friends had cell phones, and the email addresses became unnecessary. After I got my phone, I always wanted one that was better, with more features. A year and a half later, I got a new phone, and along with that, I learned how to text. Texting became much more convenient than calling people.

In the midst of all the cell phone excitement, my friends and I became hooked on the social networking site, MySpace. After receiving my laptop in the summer of 2007, I was either texting, on MySpace, or on AIM from sunrise to sunset. At times, my parents took my computer away for always being online, and never talking to them or my brother and sister. In the middle of 8th grade, I created my Facebook. At first, I never used it, because none of my immediate friends had accounts,however, my sister told me to create one to keep in touch with people from my old summer programs. After a while, I was investing as much time on Facebook as I was on MySpace.

Over the years, I have kept in touch with many people by using various forms of technology that are often seen as being negative. Internet sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and AIM are completely harmless if used safely and correctly. Therefore, I can say that I believe in technology.