As smart phones are meant to help connect us to people from all over town and all over the world, I think it’s ironic that they also help us disconnect from people close to us.
That one time you made out with it. It was weird, but it happened.
If a person texts you back quicker than you could save 15% or more on car insurance, they hold you in pretty high regards.
Mindless Instagram scrolling or virtual Scrabble usually accompanies any minor break in my day instead of “me time” for things like yoga or finding God. I’m an addict.
It has become the norm in this day and age to blame all of our problems on technology.
In the four years it took to create the phone, Bezos said the company asked itself only one question: “Can we build a better phone for our most engaged customers?”
If someone really cared about how you were doing, wouldn’t you want them to reach out to you in a more personal way than through a ten-second photo that you are not expected to answer?
“He keeps pictures of me in his phone. That should be enough.” -1/20/13
23. An app that locates the closest Finnish liquor store.
Texting fosters a reality in which people can say things that they don’t really mean because they have no real-time repercussions.