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Blackberry... or Crackberry?


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A presentation outlining mobility in an era of digital culture.

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Blackberry... or Crackberry?

  1. 1. Blackberry… or Crackberry?<br />A presentation by <br />Margaret O’Donoghue <br />(@MargsAtQueens)<br />The tamed shrew - flickr<br />
  2. 2. The world is currently in the midst of the fifth major technology cycle of the past half a century…<br />Manu_H - flickr<br />
  3. 3. 1956The first fully automatic mobile phone system was developed<br />1960The First partly automatic car-phone system was introduced<br />1964Motorola launched the first car phone<br />jemasmith - flickr<br />
  4. 4. And in 1973…<br />The first handheld phone was invented, it was called <br />The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X <br />kaitlanfoley - flickr<br />
  5. 5. Technology has come very far since then, starting with the introduction of the Smartphone in 1992<br />- flickr<br />
  6. 6. louisvolant – flickr <br />A Smartphone is mobile telephone with computer features that enable it to send e-mails, and access the web. - (<br />
  7. 7. But we rely on our Smartphones for much more than just email and browsing…<br />Creative commons - flickr<br />
  8. 8. niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br />
  9. 9. niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li> Facebook</li></li></ul><li>niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li> Facebook
  10. 10. Twitter</li></li></ul><li>niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li> Facebook
  11. 11. Twitter
  12. 12. Foursquare </li></li></ul><li>niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li> Facebook
  13. 13. Twitter
  14. 14. Foursquare </li></ul>And 10.9 billion other apps <br />were downloaded in 2010<br />
  15. 15. This number is estimated to reach76.9 billionin the year 2014.<br />
  16. 16. And we ask ourselves why we’re addicted to our Smartphones…<br />Allard One - flickr<br />
  17. 17. In January to March 2010…<br />314.7 million phones were sold…<br />54.3 million of those being Smartphones <br />
  18. 18. The %of Smartphones sold continues to grow rapidly…<br />
  19. 19. A study by The National Literacy Trust now shows that children are more likely to own a mobile phone than a book.<br />Pink Sherbet Photography - flickr<br />
  20. 20. It found that 85.5% of pupils had their own mobile phone, compared with 72.6% who had their own books.<br />Mightymarce - flickr<br />
  21. 21. But is this all bad news? <br />Jason Krogh, a leader in the field of educational iPhone and iPad applications for preschoolers, doesn’t think so.<br />Shane Whitehouse - flickr<br />
  22. 22. The touch-screen technology is a natural for toddlers which isn’t a surprise to parents who have watched their children instinctively reach out to television screens for their favourite cartoon characters. – Rob Fergueson, Toronto Star<br />Tocaboca - flickr<br />
  23. 23. Learning to count and recognizing colours, shapes, sounds and patterns are things that can be done on the Tickle Tap Apps developed by Krogh<br />
  24. 24. M. Sanders - flickr<br />The apps are also more portable and less cumbersome than books and blocks — perfect for plane and car trips.<br />
  25. 25. Along with the beneficial learning tools children are receiving from various devices, is there anything else to be worried about?<br />Pink Sherbet Photography - flickr<br />
  26. 26. 9 out of 10 parents believe their kids should be taught about mobile phone and internet safety in school <br />– Schools should teach kids phone safety, Toronto Star.<br />Doublexposure - flickr<br />
  27. 27. Along with mobile technology comes the internet, which puts children at risk for cyber bullying. <br />Ima07j - flickr<br />
  28. 28. “Kids today are digital natives. Our research shows that they use their mobile phones to talk, text, take pictures, play games and check Facebook…<br />A roving eye- flickr<br />…It's important that they understand the importance of recycling mobiles as well as the potential risks, and impact of their own behaviour, when using these devices.”<br />- MobileMustermanager Rose Read, Toronto Star<br />
  29. 29. Among all these educational and recreational apps, the most common data application on a mobile phone is…<br />A roving eye- flickr<br />
  30. 30. SMS<br />
  31. 31. Amanda.logan1 - flickr<br />In the first three months of 2010, 1.47 trillion messages were sent worldwide. <br />By the end of 2010, 6.5 trillion text messages were sent.<br />
  32. 32. Text messaging has become so popular, people no longer phone one another.<br />Carina ice - flickr<br />
  33. 33. catch_22 - flickr<br />“Phone calls are rude.Intrusive. Awkward.”–Pamela Paul, New York Times.<br />
  34. 34. Mobility has changed the way we live…<br />SionFullana – flickr <br />
  35. 35. Mobility has changed the way we live…<br /><ul><li> At work
  36. 36. In school
  37. 37. At play</li></ul>SionFullana – flickr <br />
  38. 38. How will you be using your phone in 5 years?<br />Pink sherbet photography - flickr<br />
  39. 39. Pink sherbet photography - flickr<br />Sources<br /><br /><br /><br />The Growth of Mobile: Stats and figures that will shock you<br />Mobile Technology 2011<br /><br />Children More Likely To Own A Mobile Phone Than A Book <br /><br />Schools should tech kids phone safety<br /><br /> iPhone Apps A Hit With Preschoolers<br /><br />Don’t Call Me I Won’t Call You<br /><br />