As a result, the society has been segmented with groups of people forming various classes such as the rich, the poor, the educated and even the wealthy. Technological innovation is one of the tools that have impacted largely on human societies based on stratification. For instance, the introduction of the cell phones in the industry has caused substantial change in the way, conduct and relation of humans in the social context.
The social stratification in the societies has changed with time with the introduction of the mobile phones. On the positive end, mobile phones have improved communication by facilitating fast and efficient flow of information. Besides this, there are improved research and development activities with the phones through the provision of web services. On the contrary, the use of mobile phones has led to considerable segmentation and splits in the family units and thus caused social mobility. Considering the fact that users can only access other mobile users, those that do not have the phones cannot be reached. Therefore, it has led to divisions where the poor who cannot afford the phones fail to interact on the same level with the rich counterparts. As a vital tool used in communication, the use of cell phones has led to splitting of the family unit through massive cheating by couples thus reshaping the family unit (Ballantine & Roberts 283). As a result, the family unit has been divided leaving most institutions as single parented and the communities unbalanced.
Mobile phones invention has impacted both positively and negatively on poverty. The use has created job opportunities to the designers and firms that engage in the creation of phones such as Nokia. Besides this, it is used for efficient communication for the job seeker through the provision of internet access and other websites offering job opportunities. On the other side, the use