smartphones

About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon

March 3, 2014

By Anne Collier A nice switch from that other Guardian piece I blogged about was one about the Selfiecity Project. Have you heard of it? It was a project about a global

The smart smartphone social backlash

September 27, 2013

By Anne Collier It was inevitable. The backlash is in full swing. There were the headlines and talk-show chats about digital detoxing and then the how-to books about digital

10 rules for safe family cell phone use

July 18, 2013

1. Have a conversation about when it’s OK and not OK to use the phone for talking, texting, apps and other functions. This should include both time and place. Talk about

‘Less is more’ for mobile teens

April 24, 2013

By Anne Collier Wired speculates that, because some Asian texting apps – such as LINE, WeChat, Gangnam Style and Kakaotalk – have “slick user interfaces that focus