Monday, December 05, 2016

List Day: 10 Facts About My Smartphone Usage

I finally purchased a smartphone back in January 2016, but you wouldn't really know it based on the fact that it spends most hour sof the day on my desk at home, forgotten and sad. However, here are a few ways it has deeply impacted my life this year.

  1. I use it as a pleasant wake up alarm for power naps, but still use my beepy Timex watch to wake up in the morning.

  2. I have never used any mapping or GPS features in real-time. I still print maps.

  3. I can now read texts involving more than 1 person without dire warnings about Multimedia conversions and bandwidth restrictions.

  4. I joined Instagram because that's what you do with smartphones, but my feed is just other peoples' food and kids.

  5. There are currently only 7 people in my text message history: Rebecca, Kathy, Anna, LA Mike, my sister, my new boss, and my old neighbor who's having mail forwarding issues.

  6. I have to tediously track pictures from my smartphone and my classic camera when posting online, so I usually just skip taking any on the phone.

  7. My Washington Post print subscription is less valuable, because the print articles tend to come out two days after the online articles (sometimes with less click-baity titles).

  8. I have it while grilling, so I spend a lot less time speed reading classic elementary school books (like Beverly Cleary books) in the basement while waiting for the steaks to get done.

  9. I have a shared 1 GB data plan with Rebecca, and our combined average monthly usage is about 0.3 GB.

  10. I bring it to the bathroom, so it now takes me 6 months to reread an old Uncle John's Bathroom Reader rather than 1 month.

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