Today I’m going to set a very scary image for y’all…
Imagine a week without no phones – no access to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat (all the favourite ‘socials’), not even being able to call or text anyone.
Could you cope without your favourite device for one week?
Yes? Or No?
Our generation has been brought up technologically saturated in the globes highly sophisticated media.
We rely on our technology – especially our phones.
When googling “fear of no phone” the results indicate “Nomophobia” which is an “individuals fear of not having access to a mobile phone. Anxiety is provoked by several reasons such as, the loss of a mobile phone.”
Most people are aware that we all have a digital footprint when we’re connected with any social media site. These footprints are formed from individuals whom are willing to publicise their private lives.
Now to dig a little deeper… when purchasing your mobile phones, do you research about the company before buying? Do you really take into account the company’s philosophies before your purchase? Or are you just in it for the trend?
Well allow me to enlighten you on some of these philosophies of the two universal phone companies; Apple and Android. These two brands get conversations brewing which have resulted in many online debates surrounding the consumerism of them.
Now in my week 10 BCM112 lecture, lecturer Ted, discussed these philosophies between Apple and Android.
He stated the following points about the opposing ideologies;
Apple: control over choices + cross platform apps
Android: connectivity + platforms facilitating flow of content
Android is open and Apple (iOS) is closed. This means that Android operates around a code that is open to be targeted and manipulated. Juxtaposed with Android, Apple is a closed system meaning it limits the purchase of apps to the App Store only.
Confused? Don’t worry I was as well… take a look at this site https://www.howtogeek.com/217593/android-is-open-and-ios-is-closed-but-what-does-that-mean-to-you/ which really helps illustrate this content.
I think that phone-users are purchasing their phones purely for the trend…hmm, what do you think fellow reader?
Until next time
- Mikaela xo