Daily Prompt: Call Me Maybe

Describe your relationship with your phone. Is it your lifeline, a buzzing nuisance, or something in between?

I uploaded a post about this yesterday, but I will add some extra thoughts which are more related to today’s prompt.

My phone is really important to me. I use it to listen to music, text friends sometimes, play games and search for information on the internet. I use it at least an hour a day. I don’t always think that it’s a good thing, and I don’t wanna depend on it so much, but of course I’m used to it and because of that I like it. 

I think the phone is a good and useful invention, but also something we sometimes dedicate a bit too much time. So the answer for me is that the phone to me is something in between.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/daily-prompt-phone/

Turning off the phone

In today’s society we’re expected to be always accessible. If someone call or text you you’re expected to answer, preferably immediately.

A couple of weeks ago I shut off my phone during the weekend, I felt free when not having it there constantly calling for me to look at it. During that time I got more messages than I normally get in a week and I missed important things such as a friend who’d gotten hospitalised.

When I shut off my phone I felt free, but when I turned it on again it felt like I was lost, because I had no clue about what had happened in the world. That made me realise how much we depend on our phones, computers and other technical equipment.