In the past, they always said that technology would make our lives easier and give us more time for the simply things in life. Unfortunately, it seems as the more advanced we get, the less time we have for ourselves, with most of us becoming accustomed to the fast paced world that is our lives. In the past, looking for a new place to live meant picking up a newspaper, opening the classifieds and making phone calls. Now, the classified sections of most newspapers are not as packed as they used to be, where most renters are relying on online advertisements to get their rooms rented. So instead of having to pick up a newspaper, you now have to be in front of a computer to find your new room to rent .
Handheld devices like the iPhone and others have taken the search on the go with you, so you do not need to find the time to sit in front of your computer to search for a roommate anymore. You can search through online classifieds, as well as online roommate services while sitting on the bus, or waiting for your lunch to be served. Some companies are taking this step further, actually providing specific apps to assist you in your search, like the EasyRoommate iPhone app , which puts all tools of the main search directly in your hand, with a few additional options the site doesn’t even provide.
In the end, the argument can be made that technology has actually made our lives move faster than we like. Although, no one can argue that it hasn’t given us the tools to keep pace with it.