Read the text bellow and complete the following tasks.
Writers associated with social shaping of technology approach as well as political economists have extensively debated on the extent to which the trajectory of technological developments is shaped by social forces.With the sheer number of new media technologies that are available for society to adopt these days it is not surprising that individuals have taken to using the technologies with an inevitable twist,incorporating their own individual flair.
The mobile phone provides the owner or user with a set of unique functions and characteristics that are not offered by the traditional fixed telephone.But no longer is the mobile just an emergency communication tool.It has been adopted as a public form of self-expresion,a statement of both identity and social class.The use of not only ring tones,message tones,phone covers and screensavers is not only a handy way to distinguish it from the hundreds of other similar mobile phones on the market,but from now on allows people (in particular the youth of our society who are by far the fastest adopters of this growing trend) to announce to the world who they are,what they like and how they perceive themselves.
It is an object by which people choose to be identified,not only by those who are contacted by it,but by those who see us with it and therefore it has developed a cultural meaning far beyond its initially imagined use.Displayed outwardly as a proud and continuaus fashion accesory amidst whatever other scenarios are taking place,there is a definite sense of self and a sense of community that is established from this mechanical,mobile extension of ourselves.
For the following questions choose the answer (A,B,C) which is acording to the text:
1.The mobile phone is used:
A.Only for its communication function.
B.As an expresion of social status.
C.Both for it`s communication and social characteristics.
2.The young people of our society adopt the mobile phone:
A.As a trendy accesory.
B.To tell the others what and how they fell about themselves.
C.To impose themselves in the comunity and to define their own sense of self.
3.The mobile phone is a symbol of:
A.The way technological developments are shaped by social forces.
B.How fast young people adopt the latest trends.
C.Fashion follows the times.
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