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Glass kind of made me hate my phone — or any phone. It made me realize how much they have captured our attention. Phones separate us from our lives in all sorts of ways. Here we are together, looking at little screens, interacting (at best) with people who aren’t here. Looking at our hands instead of each other. Documenting instead of experiencing.
I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass 
The First Mobile Phone Call Was Made 40 Years Ago Today

The evolution of mobile devices from the first commercially available DynaTAC to the smartphones of today.

The First Mobile Phone Call Was Made 40 Years Ago Today

The evolution of mobile devices from the first commercially available DynaTAC to the smartphones of today.

It seems that 79 per cent of smartphone users check for their devices within 15 minutes of waking up. A majority - 62 per cent - don’t even wait 15 minutes, and grab their phones immediately…

On average, we visit the Facebook app or the site 13.8 times during the day, for two minutes and 22 seconds each time…

That’s roughly a fifth of all the time we spend communicating; it’s only slightly less time than we spend texting. On weekends, we check Facebook more than we text.

(via Daily Mail)
'Mobile search is just broken. Everyone in this goes to Yelp and searches and each of us get the same result. That’s clearly a broken model because every one of us is going to do different things or have different favorites' [Dennis Crowley] said, highlighting that Foursquare’s focus is on personalized search, with result tailored to the user based on their previous information.
Foursquare Shifts To Search - Forbes
1 in 4 teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.
(via Pew Internet: Teens and Technology 2013)
I love it for no other reason than that it actually feels like we are being pulled forward. It’s hard to say that something like that has happened since the iPhone. The innovation aspect just makes it seems like a big pull forward.
Ian Shafer, CEO of Deep Focus | Is Google Glass A Smartphone Killer? 
pewinternet:

As of December 2012, 87% of American adults have a cell phone, and 45% have a smartphone. As of January 2013, 26% of American adults own an e-book reader, and 31% own a tablet computer. (more)

pewinternet:

As of December 2012, 87% of American adults have a cell phone, and 45% have a smartphone. As of January 2013, 26% of American adults own an e-book reader, and 31% own a tablet computer. (more)

(via thenextweb)

eMarketer:

In the 18- to 34-year-old demographic in particular, TV’s edge is slipping. Just 30% of that group said they expected TV to be their primary source of news and entertainment this year, with 28% saying it will instead be their laptop computer, and another 17% citing their smartphone.

eMarketer:

In the 18- to 34-year-old demographic in particular, TV’s edge is slipping. Just 30% of that group said they expected TV to be their primary source of news and entertainment this year, with 28% saying it will instead be their laptop computer, and another 17% citing their smartphone.

By 2015, more Americans will access the internet through mobile devices than through desktop computers.
Says prediction by International Data Corporation. (via An A List Apart Article and slantback)

(via slantback)

First Family checks their phones (via jedsundwall, Jared Keller)

First Family checks their phones (via jedsundwallJared Keller)

(via dbreunig)


Nearly all Generation Y consumers owned a mobile phone of some kind and 72% owned smartphones. Nationwide 93% of Americans owned mobile phones, but just 50% owned smartphones. (via eMarketer)

Nearly all Generation Y consumers owned a mobile phone of some kind and 72% owned smartphones. Nationwide 93% of Americans owned mobile phones, but just 50% owned smartphones. (via eMarketer)

It’s not just about getting stuff done, as that too is just massively overrated. It’s about a lack of peace and calmness. When do we take time anymore just to do nothing. Even standing in line for a coffee (which is, of course a take out coffee, since there’s no time to just sit in a cafe and enjoy a hot cup of coffee in a real cup) everyone’s on their phones, doing stuff. The human brain actually needs time, every day, just to do nothing and process all of the events that are transpiring.

So what am I doing? Focusing on purposeful activity, single-tasking, and shutting down virtually anything that expects me to deal with it imminently, as there are truly very few events which can transpire that I must reply to in real-time. Somehow I doubt this will negatively impact either my professional or personal life in any way. This doesn’t mean I won’t use services like Yelp, Twitter, Facebook, IM, and the like – it just means I’m getting a lot more comfortable turning them off for long stretches.

My focus in 2013: Enjoying the moments, and having them for myself – not others. Enjoying the view, not the retweets of the photos. Enjoying the funny/cute/silly kids, not worrying about grabbing the camera, nor counting the likes or comments. Enjoying walking into an unknown restaurant, ordering anything I like, getting delighted by it, and telling a friend about it some other time. Sorry real-time, I’m pushing pause.
My New Year’s Tech Resolution: Quitting Real-Time
I currently lead marketing for the New York office of Definition 6. Master's in Digital Media from Georgia Tech. ATL->SFO->NYC.

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