Technology and Social class – Journal

 Description Overview: Consider the different viewpoints on the role of technology in social class. Some authors or presenters argued that technology is reducing distinctions between social classes, while others argued that it may be creating larger and more pronounced divisions. For this assignment, you will write about your observations of technology and social class. Prompt: First, spend some time observing people in a public space such as a shopping mall or park, and analyze what you see in terms of technology and social class. Once you complete your observation, address the following in your journal assignment:  Describe the people and setting where you performed your observation. A. Based on your observations, who frequents the space? What socioeconomic status do the people appear to fit within? What leads you to that conclusion? B. What types of technology did you observe people using? How were they using the technology? C. How would you characterize their use of technology? Was it empowering them or limiting them? D. Who was the space intended for in terms of socioeconomic status? How do you know?  Draw a conclusion about the role of technology in our social structure. A. Based on your observations, what role would you argue technology plays in social status? B. Is it reducing distinctions between classes, reinforcing them, or both? Your journal assignment must be submitted as a 1-2 page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA.