Smartphones have changed the landscape of technology since the iPhone’s initial release ten years ago. Communication is easier than ever, but that also makes it easier for hackers to access personal information.
Smartphones and social media allow today’s sports fans to follow their favorite teams and track everything they do. However, engagement is largely one-sided. Coaches still run their preferred plays while general managers manage the rosters. This leaves fans wondering how things would have turned out, had different decisions been made.
Former BYU athlete Craig Merkley enjoys watching the throwers on the BYU track team compete. Merkley threw the discus for BYU until he graduated last year, but staying up to date on such an obscure sport hasn’t been easy when there aren’t millions of other fans demanding to view the product.
Some professors think times are changing and banning phone use in class may be a lost cause.
First came the smartphone. Then social media. Then LOLs and BTWs, #TBTs and #MCMs, likes and loves, gifs and emojis.