How Smartphones Changed Our Lives In More Ways Than You Can Fathom
You’re probably reading this article from your cell phone or it’s probably within four feet of you right now. Something that used to be considered just another daily tool with one function has now become somewhat of an addiction to the billions of users who own a cell phone. Cell phones have been around for decades and we have seen them go from the size of a briefcase to the size of a stick of gum and back to being barely small enough to fit in your pocket. Here’s just some of the ways smartphones have changed our lives.
Cell Phones Were Made For Phone Calls But Most Prefer To Text Instead
Sometimes it seems the act of calling someone on your cell phone has become obsolete. The under-25 crowd especially falls prey to this. Texting has replaced voice calls. Just as emojis, those colorful cartoon smiley fonts, are quickly replacing actual words. Ok, but how does this affect us? It is creating a new type of anti-social behavior, one that shelters us from the outside world but let’s us bleed our emotions through words and emojis.
Professional Photographers Are Getting A Run For Their Money
With phones like the Apple iPhone 7+ sporting a dual lens camera capable of high quality images and 4k video, you can bet professional photographers are getting nervous. Top this technology off with amazing applications that can edit, modify and enhance your photos and videos and you might as well start calling yourself a photographer.
You Can Now Get Famous Using Just Your Phone
With popular social media applications like Instagram and Snapchat, you have the potential to make 15% of the world population into your fans! Instagram alone has 400 million daily active users logging onto the social media platform to view and share content that you could be a part of. Do you see something unique and exotic that no one else has the opportunity to experience? Share it with the whole world and get your piece of the action!
Long Distance Relationships Don’t Feel So Long Anymore
Have grandparents who live across the country? Maybe a love that is in another continent for school? What about your children at home while you’re on a business trip? With the use of video chatting and messaging, you can now see each other within seconds whenever you want as long as you have a cell phone and a connection.
The Dark Truth About Selfies
Chances are you have heard the term “selfie,” the act of taking a photo of yourself using your phone’s camera. You no longer need to hand your camera over to a random stranger with the hopes they don’t run away with it. On the other hand, there is a dark side to this self-sufficient act; those that take selfies often tend to become self-centered and start showing changes in behavior. If you catch yourself needing to take 200 selfies just to find that one perfect photo to post, you should evaluate if the time spent on that selfie was worth it. If the average person with a small following spends twenty minutes a day getting the perfect selfie, that would break down to roughly five whole days per year.