Smithfield, . "Put the Phone Away." Valley Breeze & Observer (2011):Web. 13 Apr 2011.
In this article, the author discusses the absence of “cell phone manners” among children/teens. In one particular instance, the author talks about using a cell phone during dinner and recalls an instance when a waiter had to wait until someone finished their text in order to be able to take the person’s order. This article would be useful to my research because it demonstrates how far people go to talk on their cell phones—even if it means completely neglecting a social situation such as a dinner with family and friends.
Srivastava, L.. "Mobile phones and the evolution of social behaviour" Behaviour & Information Technology 24.2 (2005). 14 Apr. 2011
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This article explains the shift of the cell phone from a technological tool to a social object. The author goes on the explain the human and social effects of the cell phone and its overall effect on society. The main argument of the piece is that the invention of the cell phone has had a big impact on social interaction and human identity. I believe this would be great for my research in order to back up my working hypothesis.