It's all about APPs - (short for Applications- for the technology dinosaurs out there).
Today was a day of searching around for Apps for the smartphone. New things to do with a phone. But once the novelty wears off and the demonstrations to other dumb phone users ceases (everyone who just gets a smart phone - like you R.M. - is so enthused they want to show all the Apps they just discovered), I wonder if it just becomes a phone, text and email device?
So I discovered that Nielsen has been monitoring us.
If you look carefully at the uses - it's all about social media (connecting by text vs voice), voyeurism (You Tube, Twitter, etc.), listening to music, directions (maps), and weather.
Nothing has changed - we want to find a cafe on a warm day - listen to music, sip on a drink with a friend and watch people walk by. Except both people have their smartphones out with their eyes and fingers glued to the screen.