…phone it in

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell filed his first patent for what would eventually become the telephone. Yes, the very same device you now check Instagram, Twitter, your email, Snapchat, Facebook, and text on began its journey almost a century and a half ago.

Of course, one of the few things many of us don’t do on our phones is actually using them for their original purpose — the phone call. As of 2017, only 37% of us said that phone calls were the primary way we use our phones. Imagine how that number must have changed in the last two years…

How remarkable is that? Not the low number of us using our phones as phones (you do you), but the fact that we’ve turned a device with one primary communication function into a veritable Swiss army knife with so many new ways to quickly communicate.

I know there are those out there that would say you can’t beat a good old-fashioned phone call, but I would ask that they give Snapchat’s filters a try before knocking them…because puppy ears really elevated any conversation.

And in conclusion, call your mother (or father, grandmother, grandfather), or text, Snapchat, FaceTime, whatever works for you. Seriously, just pick up the phone and reach out to that person who would love to hear from you. You’ll know who they are.


…bi-daily smile…

One Comment Add yours

  1. originalomc says:

    still a fan of the 3-minute phone call over the 30-block text chain…

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