From a general phone review, there really isn’t too much for myself to brag about. At the base of this review, you have to realize two things: I had the original Pixel when it launched and love it and I did not want to pay for a flagship phone price. Yet, here I am writing a review for my new Pixel 3A that I have had for a week.
USAToday wrote an article back in February about 15 unwritten rules of calling, texting, and social media that apply to this new wave of communication. The article is interesting, I’ve highlighted some of it below, but I’d encourage you to give it a full read.
It’s obviously Op-Ed at best and definitely rules you must live by. But for church techies, this is a great conversation to discuss.
So when the Wall Street Journal decided to do this, we wanted to see. They took a different spin and made a video on what is in their bag. After you watch the video, I’d love to hear what you think would be a good addition to have in a bag to have a mobile office.
How often are you in your own digital world? Not only that, but how often do you remember to live in the real world?
This less-than-two-minute video is a good reminder that always being ‘on’ does affect us, and we need to intentionally and seriously know when and how to be ‘off’. We need tech-boundaries.
I found that turning off all notifications helps me create tech-boundaries. When I sit down to scroll Instagram, I want it to be because I chose to and not because I got a post notification. Whenever I reply to text messages, I want to do so because I know I’ve got the mental and emotional energy to do so; instead of sending off immediate, impulsive, and thoughtless replies. When I turned off notifications, I felt immediately like I owned my phone instead of my phone owning me.
Did you know that it’s been 10 years since the mobile app market first launched? Crazy, right?
Do you wanna to know what’s even crazier?
The average person now spends 121 hours a month using apps (a month has a total of about 730 hours).
It’s crazy to me to think that something that didn’t exist 10 years ago, now plays such a huge part in our daily lives.